I'm Anthony from Melbourne.
I saw a Intel Galileo Gen 2 in action a couple of months back and it brought back the fun of my uni days (Electronic Eng @ RMIT, Melb).
So I've decided to start on a Weather Forecasting Coat Rack, with credit to http://www.instructables.com/id/Weather-Forecasting-Coat-Hooks/ for the idea.
BUT - mine is going to be heaps cooler - with all parts already ordered from Little Bird. Attention Maddy ( )
The prototype will be a 200x75 x 1.5m red gum sleeper with a Galileo Gen 2 sitting behind, powered by power-over-ethernet, with the optional add-on module. There is a PCIE wifi card, on the back just for fun. The Galileo Gen 2 will drive geared micro servos to run old-school analogue meters for temp, hygrometer and barometer, plus has a Adafruit 2.8" capt touch screen to display additional data and view observations and forcasts (1) inside the house (2) pulled in from BOM and (3) pulled from the external weather vane on the roof via 433Mhz serial RF.
The roof weather vane will be driven from a Arduino Uno R3, runs from solar, transmits data via serial RF from anemometer, wind vane, rain bucket, UV sensor, solar sensor.
So far, I have the Galileo Gen 2 pulling in BOM data, reading local sensors and outputting data to touch screen. Next is to get the weather vane/outdoor hardware working and then mount internal hardware on my piece of timber.
Photos to follow, sorry for the huge post!