The InkyPHAT from Pimeroni

The InkyPHAT from Pimeroni

May 7, 2019 Off By admin

The plan is to distribute weather stations about Pembrokeshire to community buildings that have internet access. Once this is set up I would like to create a weather map of the county that is constatntly updated. Pembrokeshire has such a varied terrain that, at any one time, the weather can be completely different on the coast as it is in the mountains. Furthermore, the Preselis can cause the weather to be different in the north of the county as compared to that in South Pembrokeshire.

Of course, the weather map can be displayed as an online resource for anyone to look at but I have also been working on developing a static display that could be placed at the location of each weather station. I’ve been tinkering with an e-paper display (the same as the ones on popular e-readers) that I could place into cut-out sections of a wall-mounted map. The one shown here is the InkyPHAT from Pimeroni. The beauty of this type of display is that it has a very low power consumption; the image will stay on the display even if it turned off; it can be read in sunlight or under internal lights; and, I think, it is very clear and easy to read.

Look out for more updates on PLANED’s live weather map.