raspi-weather

a weather application for the raspberry pi and the Inky pHAT (https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/inky-phat?variant=12549254217811)

The script displays:

  • the current temperature
  • today's date
  • today's temperature range
  • tomorrow's temperature range
  • a verbal description of today's weather
  • weather icons drawn with math and python's drawing library

A valuable resource: https://learn.pimoroni.com/tutorial/sandyj/getting-started-with-inky-phat

Installation

SSH into your rasberry pi

ssh [email protected][IPADDRESS]

Install the Inky pHAT libraries

curl https://get.pimoroni.com/inky | bash

Copy weather.py over to your pi

scp /path/to/file [email protected]:/path/to/destination

Obtain a Weather Underground account

https://www.wunderground.com/

Edit weather.py and update the variables with your API Key, the closest station, and your zipcode

  • ZIPCODE
  • STATION
  • APIKEY

Set the raspberry pi to run your script every 30 minutes

crontab -e

At the very bottom of your crontab file, add the following line:

*/30 * * * * python3 /[PATH TO YOUR SCRIPT]

GitHub

https://github.com/DerekCaelin/raspi-weather