Assemble the Enclosure

Start 

Below you can see a picture of the finished enclosure. All the sensors from Weather Station 1 are safe inside the acrylic enclosure. One 9 volt battery powers the sensors and data is sent back using the WiFi module from Weather Station 2. A cable passes through the base plate of the enclosure in order to connect to Weather Station 3 and provide rain data. Let's follow the instructions and put it together.

The finished productThe finished product

Modules 

Gather the following parts to complete this project.

Parts

All Parts
All Parts
Small Wheel
Sensor
Arduino
Propeller
Mating
Front
Left
Roof
Back
Base
Right
Large Wheel
PartQuantity
Small Wheel 3
Sensor 1
Arduino 1
Propeller 1
Mating 2
Front 1
Left 1
Roof 1
Back 1
Base 1
Right 1
Large Wheel 1

Foreword 

The acrylic assembly in this kit is significantly easier to assemble than the one found in Weather Station 3. It will still need hot glue and some time to put together.

Pieces 

There are 12 unique acrylic pieces with some copies that total to 15 acrylics pieces in the kit. Remove all the pieces from the kit box and lay them out. Take off the protective covering for each piece. They are designed to fit without it on.

The base
The base
Start peeling
Keep going
Almost there
One side done
Flip
Repeat

Walls

We are going to start with the 4 walls of the enclosure. Grab the Front, Left, Right, and Back pieces. The Front, Left, Right, and Back pieces all have a hook at the bottom. The hook should be in this _| orientation. If it isn't, then you have the wrong side of the piece facing you. Starting with the Front and Left pieces, snap the finger jointed sides at 90 degree or right angles to each other. Repeat this for the Right piece as well. Lay the Front face down and snap the Back piece into the sides. Take a moment to check the hook positioning. They should all be facing the same way as you rotate the assembly.

All pieces
All pieces
Check out the hook orientation
Just Front and Left
Align
And snap
Now the Right
Align
And snap
Now the Back
Align and snap
A snapped joint
Make sure all hooks point the same way
Make sure all hooks point the same way
Make sure all hooks point the same way
Make sure all hooks point the same way
Glue all joints from inside
Glue all joints from inside
Glue all joints from inside
Glue all joints from inside
Glue all joints from inside
Glue all joints from inside
Glue all joints from inside
Glue all joints from inside

Roof

Take the Roof pieces. There are two holes on the Roof piece that should be closer to the top than the bottom. Place the Roof piece of the remaining finger joints found on top of the walls. With the Roof in place, glue the inside joints where a wall meets a wall and where the Roof meets a wall. On the outside of the assembly, glue the seam between the Roof and Back pieces. As well as the seam between the Roof and Front pieces. Allow time for the glue to set and dry.

Roof
Roof
These holes
Are closer to the top
Line up
Align
Not pressed enough
Good
Glue all joints from inside
Glue all joints from inside
Glue all joints from inside
Glue all joints from inside
Ready for next step

Louvers

The Louvers slot into the holes in the Front and Back pieces. The fins should be slanted down and none of the mesh underside should be visible when looking down. Use a piece of tape to secure the Louvers in place, then apply glue inside where the Louver meets the Front and Back. Allow time for the glue to set and dry.

Louvers
Louvers
This mesh
Should be facing down
Press into box
Glue from inside
Glue from inside
Glue from inside
Take the remaining louver
Place into box
Glue from inside
Glue from inside
Glue from inside

Propeller Latch and Base

Take the Mating pieces and slot them together to create an X. Place one Small Wheel all the way down the X. Next goes the Propeller piece, then another Small Wheel. Take the Base piece and place it on the X so the Small Wheel, that was just put on, fits in the hole in the middle of the Base piece. Add the Large Wheel and then the last Small Wheel. The pieces should be tight enough to stay together but not so tight as to impede the movement of the propeller latch. There should be some extra space on the X. This will be used later.

The two Mating pieces
The two Mating pieces
Tilt
Slide together
They make an X
They make an X
Take a Small Wheel
Place on the X
Take the Propeller
Line up
Slide to bottom
Take another Small Wheel
Line up
Slide down to bottom
Take the Base
Line up
Place so it fits in the hole in the middle
Base and Small Wheel are one layer
Take the Large Wheel
Line up
Slide down
Take the last Small Wheel
Line up
Slide down

Test Fit

Turn the Propeller so that the spokes don't overhang from the Base piece. Slide the slots in the Base piece over the hooks in the Front, Left, Right, and Back pieces. Twisting the Propeller piece will slide the spokes under the hooks and friction seal the enclosure.

Turn so the spokes
Turn so the spokes
Are like this
Place the base onto the hooks
Place the base onto the hooks
Twist Propeller
Twist Propeller
Close up
Close up
Locked
Unlocked
And remove
and remove

Great Job 

With the initial construction of the enclosure done we can update the weather sensor code. It's easier to do this outside of the enclosure. You should have some extra acrylic pieces. Keep those near by as we'll need them later.