Last night I got to go to an DC AMS (Amer. Meteorological Society) dinner for science fair winners (My senior research project was done using Synthetic Aperture Radar on storms in the Gulf of Alaska). It was pretty interesting. I've been looking for a project in which I could combine my interests in meteorology and robotics. The aerosondes that articles have been posted about are probably the best way to go, but I'm not real sure where to get started.
I just won an auction for an Atari 800 on eBay, so hopefully development of AtariBot (A.K.A. The BASIC Crate) will start soon.