If you are interested in creating your very own connected Raspberry Pi weather station, you may be interested in a new tutorial which has been published to the ITPro website this week. The tutorial shows a quick approach to creating a connected Raspberry Pi whether station using the official Raspberry Pi Sense HAT.
Although not as complex as the Oracle Weather Station Kit which was created in collaboration with the Raspberry Pi Foundation, using the Pi Sense Hat provides a foolproof way to quickly set up a connected weather station monitor that allows you to setup a station via the Weather Underground website.
ITPro explains : “The basic equipment you’ll need is a Raspberry Pi 2 or 3, a Pi power supply, a Micro SD card (or SD for older Pi’s), a Sense HAT and some species of Pi case to hold it all together. If you plan to measure outdoor temperatures and humidity – perhaps from a windowsill or covered porch – then a weatherproof case would be a good idea at a minimum. It’s also worth considering getting a Pi 3 if you’re buying specially for this project, as the Pi 3 has inbuilt Wifi, which will save running Cat5 Ethernet cabling to your porch.”
For a full instructions jump over to the ITPro website below. By default the application will start collecting data and uploading it to the Weather Underground every 10 minutes although you can tweak the settings to adjust this if you prefer.
If you enjoy building Pi projects you might be interested in our comprehensive list of Raspberry Pi displays, HATS and small screens.