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Title: Clock and weather display
Post by: v8dave 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.

(http://www.embeddedcomputer.co.uk/downloads/20170404_192344.jpg)

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.

Title: Re: Clock and weather display
Post by: Paul_B 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  ;)