Jeremy Blum has use his 2013 Open Hardware Summit BADGEr which all attendees were given to great effect and combined it with a Raspberry Pi mini PC to create a Raspberry Pi BADGEr ePaper Weather Station.
The BADGEr ePaper Weather Station uses the Raspberry Pi to show the current date, sunrise time, sunset time, weather forecast, chance of precipitation, temperature (high) and temperature (low).
So if you have a few hours spare and attended the 2013 Open Hardware Summit you could use your BADGEr to create your very own Raspberry Pi powered BADGEr ePaper Weather Station. Jeremy explains a little more about the design process behind his creation :
“At the 2013 Open Hardware Summit that I attended a few months ago, all attendees were given a “BADGEr,” a unique ePaper badge that displayed our credentials, showed the conference schedule, etc. Of course, since this was the OPEN Hardware Summit, the BADGEr (designed by the awesome folks at Wyolum) was completely open source. Not only is the BADGEr hackable, it was designed to be hacked.
So, of course, I immediately started hacking on it as soon as I returned home from the summit at MIT. It didn’t take me long to write new firmware for the device, connect it to a web-connected Rapsberry Pi computer, and hang it on my wall with some custom 3D-printed brackets.
I’ve been using it for the last several months as a handy weather station that I can glance at before I leave my apartment each morning. A supplementary LED beacon warns me of extreme conditions (hot, cold, or rainy). On the weekends, it shows the weather report for San Francisco (where I live), and on the weekdays, it shows the weather report for Mountain View (where I work). The display checks for new weather data and updates once every 10 minutes.”
For more information on the awesome Raspberry Pi BADGEr ePaper Weather Station jump over to the Jeremy Blum website for details and full instructions to create your very own. Raspberry Pi enthusiasts may also be interested in our essential guide to Raspberry Pi displays and HATS. If you liked this you might also be interested in building an Arduino wind speed meter which offers an easy way to start tracking wind speed using an Arduino Uno.