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Feather Huzzah ESP8266 + @IFTTT + @wunderground = WiFi Weather Display by @bekathwia | #IoT

Spring is officially upon us. But that doesn’t mean gardens are instantly sprouting or that it’s more sunny than not most days. Spring, especially early on, is filled with quick fluctuations in temperature and the general climate. At least here in the northeast you could get a few straight days of rain followed by perfect sun, perhaps with intermittent overcast or cloudy skies. And while there are many weather-inspired display projects out there I especially dig this simple geometric art-as-indicator display by Becky Stern!

The full project at Instructables shows how she used some simple cardboard crafting to create the segments within the shadow box, using NeoPixels (not colored paper) calibrated to correlate to weather status. The code accommodates numerous weather patterns including but not limited to: rain, snow, cloudy, partly cloudy, clear, sunny, rain and snow (!), and so on. The numerical display in the corner is the day’s high-temp value from Weather Underground for your area. It’s an easy enough box you could customize to your own design (on that note I especially appreciate the ‘prototype’ shots that show the design thinking and previous iteration) and it’s moderately complex if you’re looking for a challenging weather-based IoT project to build.

Watch how it is made:

Check out the complete project tutorial here at Instructables.

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