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Raspberry Pi weather display using Waveshare e-paper display and Open Weather Map API

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E-paper Weather Display


Raspberry Pi weather display using Waveshare e-paper 7.5 inch display, Open Weather Map API, and Python.

If you like what you see, consider buying me a coffee.

Versions

Version 1.0

  • Initial Commit.

Version 1.1

  • Switched to more legible icons.

Version 1.2

  • Added support for connection errors.
  • Added support for HTTP errors.
  • Added "dispay_error" fuction to display respective errors if present.

Version 1.3

  • Added option to store retreived weather data in CSV file.

Version 1.4

  • Updated to use all 480 vertical pixels instead of just 450.

Version 1.5

  • Fixed error where "TAKEOUT TRASH TODAY!" was writing in incorrect font size.

Version 1.6

  • Increased size of fonts for "Humidity" and "Wind" for better legibility.

Version 1.7

  • Added clear screen function to reduce possibility of burn-in.
  • Changed refresh time from 300 to 600 seconds.

Setup

  1. The first thing you need is a free API key from https://home.openweathermap.org/users/signup.
  2. Open 'weather.py' and replace Key Here with your API key.
  3. Location can be left as it is unless you want to add it to your display.
  4. Get your longitude and lattitude using I used https://www.latlong.net and put that in as well.
  5. Set CSVOPTION to False if you would not like weather data appended to 'records.csv' after every refresh.
  6. There is also a reminder for taking out the trash near the end of the script that you will want to change if your trash pickup doesn't come on Monday and Thursday like mine. :)

That's about it. Run the python file and you should see output on the display.

Note

If you are not using a 7.5 inch Version 2 display, you will want to replace 'epd7in5V2.py' in the 'lib' folder with whichever one you have from https://github.com/waveshare/e-Paper/tree/master/RaspberryPi%26JetsonNano/python/lib/waveshareepd
Fairly extensive adjustments will have to be made for other sized screens.

Parts

  • https://www.waveshare.com/wiki/7.5inch_e-Paper_HAT
  • Raspberry Pi 3, but this will run on any of them except the Pi Zero that doesn't have soldered headers.
  • SD card for the Pi at least 8 GB.
  • Power supply for the Pi.
  • 5 x 7 inch photo frame from a thrift store.

Credit

Icon designs are originally by Erik Flowers. Some icons have been modified.

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