I want to show you in this project how to build a nice looking weather station based on Raspberry Pi Zero W for wall mount with weather forecast and coloured 2.8 inch TFT screen.
Electronic and Assembly
This project based on our AZ-Touch Pi0 kit for Pizero. Please follow the attached assembly instruction.
The software based on the great work of LoveBootCaptain. To make it compatible to AZ-Touch it was needed to recompile the rpi--display-overlay driver. You will find a copy of the changed driver and prepared Raspbian image here
Download the image and copy it with Win32DiskImager to an SD card. You can follow this tutorial to setting the Wifi headless.
get an api key from weatherbit.io:
- go to weatherbit.io
- and register to get an API key
- choose the free version of the API
Edit the config file
Now establish a SSH connection (via Putty) to the PiZero. (user: pi, password: raspbian)
sudo nano config.json
"WEATHERBIT_IO_KEY": "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" with your own API key
"WEATHERBIT_COUNTRY": "de" with your country code
"WEATHERBIT_LANGUAGE": "en" with your preferred language
"WEATHERBIT_POSTALCODE": "10178" with the postal (zip) code of your city (default loaction is Berlin)
- for language-support, please refer to -> Weather.io API Docs
Reboot your Pizero. The weather station will start automatically after reboot.