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Raspberry Pi: Turn the popular single-board computer into a compact weather station

Raspberry Pi: Turn the popular single-board computer into a compact weather station. (Image source: Hartmut Wendt)
Raspberry Pi: Turn the popular single-board computer into a compact weather station. (Image source: Hartmut Wendt)
Based around a Raspberry Pi Zero W, a community project has transformed the popular single-board computer into a compact weather station. Comparatively easy and inexpensive to create, the system can be wall-mounted and features a 2.8-inch touchscreen display.
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Based around a Raspberry Pi Zero W, the "Raspberry Pi Based Weather Station" is a compact unit that can display forecasts for the next few days. Additionally, the project can show the time, current date, wind speed, along with the time of sunrise and sunset on a given day.

Posted on Hackster.io, the project also calls for an AZ-Touch Pi0 kit, which features a 2.8-inch TFT panel, an ILI9341 display controller and an XPT2046 touch controller. You will also need a soldering iron, but Hartmut Wendt has published a full build guide and parts list on Hackster.io to follow.

Wendt also supplies a prepared Raspbian image and instructions for configuring your unit with Dark Sky. Please note that while the Dark Sky API will work until the end of 2021, but you can no longer sign up for a developer account. Wendt has pointed out that one could potentially use an equivalent API from other weather providers, though.

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(Image source: Hackster.io)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-04-24 (Update: 2020-04-26)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.