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v8dave

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Clock and weather display
« on: July 11, 2017, 09:47:40 AM »
Using 2 of the 4.3" sunlight readable displays I built a display to show time and weather data.

The processors on both boards are GHI Electronics G120 with native LCD interface direct to the Newhaven LCD modules. Using .NET Microframework and C#, code for the clock and the weather was done in 1 app. The weather side has a WiFi module so this is used to auto detect which board is running and setup the display.

Additional to the weather screen is power and fridge/freezer temperatures.  ;)

The data itself is transmitted onto the network using MQTT protocol from a number of ESP8266 modules so the display simply listens for this data from the MQTT server.

Additional to the weather side is the local weather forecast from Weather Underground.



The enclosure was designed with 3D CAD software and then all front, rear and side panels made via the Front Panel Express service from Schaeffer-AG in Germany. Top quality for 1 off or small run projects. Not the cheapest option but the finished design is really good.


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Re: Clock and weather display
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2017, 10:50:04 AM »
Brilliant, thank you for sharing Dave! Did you spin your own PCB? I would be interested in seeing a picture of the back of the weather station  ;)

 

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