“Particle project using two Photons to connect to Weather Underground and display relevant weather information.
In deciding on our photon project we wanted to create something we ourselves would use. With this project we were able to create two displays to show relevant weather data that we would need to know before heading out for the day. We decided the high and low temperatures as well as the current conditions would be the best options.
We integrated Weather Underground by using a web-hook to pull the weather data. One display shows an image depicting the current weather (Raining, Sunshine, Snowing, Cloudy), while the other shows the date, time, as well as high and low temperatures. The system updates every 10 minutes, which can be modified in the code to send updates more or less often. It also has the capability to send text messages to the user, allowing them to stay updated while away from the photon.”