Overview

So happy together
How is the weather?

The Turtles, "Happy Together"

In this project, the Adafruit Metro M4 Express Airlift and the Tri-Color ePaper Shield work happily together to create a weather station with the current weather conditions and forecast for your area.

A wonderful thing happened when the Metro M4 Express AirLift was released. It opened Arduino sketches to the Internet, freeing them from the confines of their closed environment. It is now officially a "thing" in a world of the Internet of Things (IoT). In this project, the Metro M4 Express AirLift will grab weather data for your local area from the internet and display it on an easy to read ePaper display

The Adafruit Tri-Color ePaper Shield used with this project is a 2.7" ePaper shield that displays black, white and red pixels. It easily connects to the Metro with no soldering needed since the headers are already assembled on both the Metro and the ePaper shield. 

Features

This DIY weather station displays weather information for your local area in either Celsius or Fahrenheit units on an ePaper display. The displayed information includes:

  • Current date
  • Current temperature
  • Current weather conditions
  • Forecast data for the next 12 hours in 6 hour increments
  • Weather icons for weather conditions and forecasts
  • City name
  • Display current and forecasted hot temperatures in red
  • Sunrise and sunset times
  • Description and icon of current moon phase

Parts

Building this project requires no soldering and uses just two parts: the Adafruit Metro M4 Express AirLift Lite and the Adafruit 2.7" Tri-Color eInk / ePaper Shield with SRAM.  To make this project portable, you could add a USB battery pack or the Adafruit PowerBoost 500 Shield and a Li-Po battery and insert it between the Metro and the ePaper shield.

If you are interested in ePaper displays for other projects, check out the entire line of Adafruit's ePaper displays.

Adafruit Metro M4 Express AirLift (WiFi) - Lite

PRODUCT ID: 4000
Give your next project a lift with AirLift - our witty name for the ESP32 co-processor that graces this Metro M4. You already know about the Adafruit Metro...
$34.95
IN STOCK

Adafruit 2.7" Tri-Color eInk / ePaper Shield with SRAM

PRODUCT ID: 4229
Easy e-paper finally comes to microcontrollers, with this breakout that's designed to make it a breeze to add a tri-color eInk display. Chances are you've seen one of those...
$39.95
IN STOCK

USB cable - USB A to Micro-B

PRODUCT ID: 592
This here is your standard A to micro-B USB cable, for USB 1.1 or 2.0. Perfect for connecting a PC to your Metro, Feather, Raspberry Pi or other dev-board or...
$2.95
IN STOCK
This guide was first published on Jun 12, 2019. It was last updated on Jun 12, 2019. This page (Overview) was last updated on Nov 20, 2019.