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Easiest Way To Build a Raspberry Pi Weather Station Without Any Soldering!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

If you have always wanted to build a weather station with your Raspberry Pi, there is an easy way to turn your Raspberry Pi into a complete weather station by using the nifty little board pictured above. It's called Weather Board, and it can literary hook up any kind of sensors from Sunlight and Air Quality sensors to even UV sensors!

What's great about this weather board kit is that it comes with open source Python software (source code is provided) and requires no soldering so it is a Plug and Play solution that works right out of the box. The board has 3 plugs for connecting a DS3231 Real Time Clock, an Anemometer/ Wind sensor and a Rain Bucket sensor. Sensors/meters can be bought from either SwitchDoc Labs or SparkFun.

On the board, you also get 5 analog and digital Grove connectors for connecting a digital Anemometer, an analog Wind sensor and a digital Rain Bucket sensor to the Raspberry Pi. The other two Grove connectors are for I2C connectors to wire up an OLED display. There is also built-in an Temperature/Humidity Sensor to read the Grove Analog to Digital Converter, as well as a Bosch Sensortech Barometer for reading altitude, barometric pressure and temperature.

With this board you also get a 4 port I2C  hub for connecting multiple I2 devices.

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