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Rain gauge made from a 2-liter plastic bottle.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1995 (v.73#7) pg. 208

How to make a home weather center. A look at the equipment you will need, most of which you can make, including a wind vane, hygrometer, sling psychrometer, and a rain gauge. Includes a Beaufort scale wind velocity chart and a wet and dry bulb hygrometer humidity chart.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1975 (v.65#3) pg. 52

Electronic rain gauge measures from 0.1" to 3.0" of rain. Est. cost: $5.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Jul-Aug 1979 (v.19#4) pg. 47

Simple watering gauge will tell you when 1" of water has been sprinkled on lawn or garden.
FINE GARDENING #15 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 8

Tip on measuring the amount of rainfall or snowfall.
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1984 (v.28#2) pg. 4

Raindrop counter. Each time a drop of rain closes a touchswitch gap, an LED counter is incremented. An audible "click" accompanies the count.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [1] Mar 1978 (v.1#2) pg. 90
Correction MODERN ELECTRONICS [1] Jul 1978 (v.1#5) pg. 7

Watering the garden: when, how often, how much and the tools used. Includes tip on making a rain gauge.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #94 Jul-Aug 1985 pg. 28

A guide to simple equipment that will give you invaluable data for making the right gardening decisions. How to use a soil thermometer and a rain gauge, along with local weather data you can gather, and how to interpret the findings.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1978 (v.25#9) pg. 70

Build a rain gauge from a funnel and a plastic tube or graduated cylinder.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1981 (v.28#5) pg. 63
Correction ORGANIC GARDENING Jul 1981 (v.28#7) pg. 12

Homemade remote sensors for your home weather station. Includes anemometor, wind vane, rain gauge and hygrometer.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Nov 1981 (v.52#11) pg. 78

Build a rain gauge with LED readout. Glass jar and funnel are attached with sensing wires to an electronic gauge. Reads from 0.1" to 3.0" of rainfall.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Winter 1979 pg. 64

Game cards, transducers and experimental inputs. (1) How to attach joysticks to a computer using a game card. (2) Using various transducers to capture input data for a computer. Looks at resistive sensors, switches, slow-speed rotation, light-beam detector, etc. (3) Design ideas for a water-level gauge, simple wind direction indicator, and a tipping-bucket rain gauge.
SCIENCE PROBE! Jul 1991 (v.1#3) pg. 14

How to measure raindrops.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Aug 1965 (v.213#2) pg. 102

Rain gauge that automatically records the depth of fall and also empties itself.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN May 1966 (v.214#5) pg. 128

The amateur scientist. Experiment to search for a pattern in the rate of rainfall in a storm. Includes circuitry for using a printing calculator to monitor a tipping-bucket rain gauge.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Jan 1985 (v.252#1) pg. 112