Won’t it be cool if you had your own weather station? Very cool, we say. With the new Windows Devices namespace from the Universal Windows Platform APIs in Windows 10, you can do just that, create an internet connected weather station. We can now interact with the real world with the help of sensors and actuators.
For this DIY, you will need I2C bus and GPIO ports available on the Raspberry Pi 2, along with power supply, 16 GB SD Card, Ribbon and Ethernet Cable and the Sparkfun WeatherShield. You can find the hardware connection on the blog along with step by step installation process. The code can be accessed on GitHub.
There is a very comprehensive video which shows you how to connect the hardware complete with subtitles. Hands On Lab has done a very good job with the explanations, so you will have no problem at all, following what to do next. You have the flexibility to modify your own code for experimenting or download the complete thing, if you’re feeling lazy.
You can view the result on http://iotbuildlab.azurewebsites.net/ or your own website.
Do let us know what you do with your weather station.
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