The Huzzah ESP8266 module is an inexpensive microcontroller with WiFi capabilities. It can be programmed with the Arduino IDE so that you don’t need a separate microcontroller! This devices gets the latest weather information from Forecast.io and displays it on the 1.3″ monochrome OLED display.
Note on difficulty: this is an intermediate level project and involves running a PHP script on a web server to parse data from forecast.io before it gets read by the Huzzah. It’s helpful to know some basics about PHP and web servers before starting this project!
This project was created by Daniel Eichhorn and the code was forked to work with Adafruit hardware and libraries.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.