“Welcome to my new Weather Widget Project. Earlier I have posted an Instructables on the weather widget, that uses a 0.96” OLED display to display the weather parameters. The main problem in the earlier version is that the display is very small in size, so you have to come very close to it for reading the parameters. That’s why it was always in my mind to upgrade it to a larger color display with a nice 3D printed enclosure.
Recently I was browsing Banggood website for purchasing few components for my upcoming project, then I came across a desktop Weather Station. I showed the product to my wife and she was fascinated with it and wished to see it on her craft table. First I thought to gift her by purchasing it, then I changed my mind and challenged myself to make a cool weather widget by using my skill and taking help from the open-source community.
In this Instructables, I will show you how to make a Weather Widget by using ESP8266 and a 2.8” touch screen display. The device retrieves localized weather information from https://openweathermap.org/ by WLAN and displays it on the Display module.
The Widget displays the following things:
1. Current Time with Date
2. Current Day Weather Information like Temperature, Pressure, Humidity, and Rainfall.
3. Future forecasting for 7 days”