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eink weather station

I want to make a small weather & reminder to throw the trash for my home entrance. Depending on the day in Japan you're supposed to throw one or another type of garbage and I always miss the "non-burnable" one, because it's the "second and fourth Thursday of the month"... So this toy will show me the weather, a few other interresting info and if it's the day for what type of trash.

Presentation

Principle

Points of interrest

Implementation

Bill of materials

Installation

For the eInk:
All is here: https://www.waveshare.com/wiki/2.13inch_e-Paper_HAT
sudo apt-get install python-dev
sudo pip install wiringpi spidev
wget http://www.airspayce.com/mikem/bcm2835/bcm2835-1.52.tar.gz
tar zxvf bcm2835-1.xx.tar.gz
cd bcm2835-1.xx
./configure
make
sudo make check
sudo make install
sudo apt-get install python-smbus  python-serial python-imaging python-rpi.gpio
For the weather:
Python Weather API based on Yahoo!:
sudo pip install weather-api

Source code

On the git : https://github.com/AlanFromJapan/alanarduinotools/tree/master/Python/EinkWeatherStation

Pictures

Links

Helpful sources

  • The doc of the piece https://www.waveshare.com/wiki/2.13inch_e-Paper_HAT
  • The Yahoo weather API details
  • Inspiration

  • A similar project on GitHub for the PngConverter maybe and insipration
  • https://hackaday.com/2014/01/08/from-epaper-badge-to-weather-station/
  • For the design and the original project that is very good!
  • All content on this site is shared under the MIT licence (do what u want, don't sue me, hat tip appreciated)
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