If you are considering building your very own Raspberry Pi weather station another project to add to the list of inspiration and resources has been published by Sridhar Rajagopal to the Hackster.io website. Providing details on how to create your very own ePaper display Raspberry Pi weather station using the 2.7inch E-Ink display HAT that offers three colours and a resolution of 264 x 176 pixels.
“For the weather data, I use Open Weather Map, a cloud service that offers a Weather API and that has a free tier plan available. It even has a Python wrapper library available to easily invoke the APIs and get the weather data in an object oriented manner, without worrying about underlying protocols and processing JSON results. For the ePaper display, I use an ePaper HAT for the Raspberry Pi by Waveshare, who also provide a python library for interfacing with it.”
Sridhar Explains more about the ProtoStax for Raspberry Pi B+ Enclosure Raspberry Pi case are used to build the weather station. “ I wanted an enclosure that supported different stages of prototyping, offering protection and open access when starting out, with the ability to add side walls and the top later, but also have the ability to stack multiple units either side-by-side or one on top of the other, thereby having the ability to expand with prototyping needs and the addition of other boards and components.”