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Does ''DIY projects'' count/worth anything for a UG physics student?

I've done a lot of DIY projects over the years , ranging from electric arc speakers to Air quality & Climate control systems. Most of my projects involved Arduinos.

My qustion is , I've been thinking of conducting a 5 year study on Air quality & climate change using 10 arduino sensors (gas , dust , temp&humidity) and an arduino , I will collect data for 5 years and then conclude my findings ???

1) Can i publish such research anywhere ? 2) Do these type of projects have any value or are they a waste of time ? 3) What are other better ways to utilize the 2 month semester breaks during first year of a UG physics program ?

(I'm 17 and will be joining a UG physics program soon)