NeoPixel Sprite Weather Display

It used to be “talking about the weather” indicated light, fluffy, easy chitchat. Not so much nowadays. It may be useful, then, to explore DIY project that present weather in a simple, cute way. Here’s a project that does just that using Adafruit QT Py and Adafruit 5×5 NeoPixel Grid, from the Adafruit Learn System:

With all of the weather API’s and display options, it can be overwhelming to decide which approach to take when building a weather display. This project takes the less is more, or smol is more, approach.

You can use the tiny yet mighty 5×5 NeoPixel Grid BFF add-on board with a QT Py ESP32-S2 to display the current weather conditions and temperature. The CircuitPython code is using the Open-Meteo API to fetch current weather data. Open-Meteo is a free and open-source weather API that does not require an API key, making it fast to get started with.

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