Weather HAT

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A meteorologically minded Raspberry Pi HAT designed to make hooking up weather sensors a breeze (or a squall, or a gale).

Weather HAT is a tidy all-in-one solution for hooking up climate and environmental sensors to a Raspberry Pi. It has a bright 1.54" LCD screen and four buttons for inputs. The onboard sensors can measure temperature, humidity, pressure and light. The sturdy RJ11 connectors (remember those?) will let you easily attach wind and rain sensors. It will work with any Raspberry Pi with a 40 pin header (that's most of them except the really old ones).

You could install it outside in a suitable weatherproof enclosure (like a Stevenson screen, a waterproof junction box or even a Tupperware container) and connect to it wirelessly - logging the data locally or piping it into Weather Underground, an MQTT broker or a cloud service like Adafruit IO. Alternatively, you could house your weather Pi inside and run wires to your weather sensors outside - making use of the nice screen to display readouts.

Please note: the wind and rain sensors are sold separately.

Features

  • 1.54" IPS LCD screen (240 x 240)
  • Four user-controllable switches
  • BME280 temperature, pressure, humidity sensor (datasheet)
  • LTR-559 light and proximity sensor (datasheet)
  • Nuvoton MS51 microcontroller with inbuilt 12-bit ADC (datasheet)
  • RJ11 connectors for connecting wind and rain sensors (sold separately)
  • HAT-format board
  • Fully-assembled
  • Compatible with all 40-pin header Raspberry Pi models
  • Python library
  • Schematic

Weather HAT Includes

  • Weather HAT
  • 2 x 10mm standoffs

Raspberry Pi and accessories are sold separately.

Software

We've put together a Python library to give you easy access to all Weather HAT's functions, together with straightforward examples to help you learn how to read the sensors and use all the individual parts. There's also a weather station example that shows you how it's possible to combine all the functions into an application.

Our Getting Started tutorial contains a thorough walkthrough of Weather HAT's functionality plus beginner friendly instructions for installing the Python library and running the examples.

Notes

  • Want to add on more I2C sensors? No problem, there's a solderless I2C header located on the back of the HAT that you can poke jumper / DuPont wires (or even a Breakout Garden slot) in to.
  • If you'd like to hook up more analog sensors (3.3v max) we've broken out some extra ADC channels on the front of the board, as well as a convenient 3v3 power and ground.
  • We've found two 10mm standoffs at the GPIO edge to be sufficient to keep this HAT firmly in place, but if you're attaching it to a full-size Pi and want to add standoffs at every corner you can pick up some nylon ones here.
  • Dimensions: 65 x 56.5 x 19 mm (L x W x H, including header and connectors)

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