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 product
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.