1 wire rain gauge/casing from scratch

Hi everybody

as anybody got any information on making a rain gauge from scratch

I’ve ordered a hobby board counter sensor my plan is to make a self emptying rain gauge

Using the specification 0.25 mm per tip

the tipping pan will be made using-aluminium or brass, copper appreciate your opinion on the materials
the shaft will be connected to 2 small bearings this will give a very smooth and accurate tipping action
the cost for the Barings and shaft approximately

I would suggest stainless, rather than something which will corrode. I have thought about this and it seems to me that biggest challenge will be to get the tipper bucket light enough, especially if it is metal. I wondered about using something cut out of an aluminum cigar tube, since that’s about the lightest metal tube of about the right size that’s (relatively) easily available.