A wonderful thing happened when the Metro M4 Express AirLift was released. It opened Arduino sketches to the Internet, freeing them from the confines of their closed environment. It is now officially a “thing” in a world of the Internet of Things (IoT). In this project, the Metro M4 Express AirLift will grab weather data for your local area from the internet and display it on an easy to read ePaper display
The Adafruit Tri-Color ePaper Shield used with this project is a 2.7″ ePaper shield that displays black, white and red pixels. It easily connects to the Metro with no soldering needed since the headers are already assembled on both the Metro and the ePaper shield.
This DIY weather station displays weather information for your local area in either Celsius or Fahrenheit units on an ePaper display. The displayed information includes:
Current weather conditions
Forecast data for the next 12 hours in 6 hour increments
Weather icons for weather conditions and forecasts
Display current and forecasted hot temperatures in red
Sunrise and sunset times
Description and icon of current moon phase
Must be seen to appreciate the data all displayed, much like more expensive professional displays.
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