A weather “picture” using the Soldered Inkplate 10 and Pirate Weather API #ESP32 #Weather #eink
John Graham-Cumming wanted to make an e-ink weather display that would run on a battery. Something that would be quiet, unobtrusive, automatic and from which he could get a sense of the weather at a glance.
He came across the Soldered Inkplate 10, a combination of a recycled Kindle display, a real-time clock, a LiPo battery charger, an SD card slot, touchpads and an ESP32. I started by making a simple test project that connects to WiFi.
The code is in my GitHub here. It uses the Pirate Weather API which I’ve been sponsoring for a while. It’s a wonderful replacement for the now defunct Dark Sky API. In order to build my code you’ll need to get a Pirate Weather API key, and set your WiFi parameters in params.h. That’s where you also set the latitude and longitude for which you want weather.
The case is very slim (about 14mm) and has slots on the back so it can be mounted on a wall.
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