Keeping an eye on the weather forecast is always recommended before adventuring out. Maker Bob Murphy has created a new electronic weather forecast display in the style of Art Deco and using the Adafruit piTFT connected to a Raspberry Pi Zero W.
Full instructions on how to build your very own opening kindly published to the Hackster.io website for your reading pleasure. Bob explains a little more about the inspiration behind the Art Deco weather forecast display. Classed as an easy build that should take roughly 2 hours to complete thanks to the instructions provided by Bob. Once constructed it can be easily added to a wide variety of different casings including 3D printed, wooden, recycled or pre-manufactured enclosures.
“While building the deco-inspired miniz, I added a deco clock face as an option. I also wanted to add a weather feed as a separate screen. Unfortunately, I couldn’t add weather – that used too much memory on the raspberry pi zero W. After the miniz was complete, I kept thinking of the impressive clocks, especially one by Gilbert Rohde for Herman Miller. Would be nice to build a clock taking design cues from that Rohde clock. Hmn. A clock is light-weight, memory-wise. Maybe fit a weather display in there, too?”
To start building your very own jump over to the Hackster.io website by following the link below.