First time I saw the graphics capabilities of FT800 was on the Gameduino2. From then I’ve wondered if FT800 could be used as graphics controller in my weatherstation project.
Due to limited resolution it could only be used for LCDs up to 5″. Since then, the FT81x series of controllers have been released. They support higher resolutions and allows for typical 7″ displays. In the meantime I’ve also experimented with capacitive touch panels. I find them so much better that the resistive ones.
Continue reading Arduino with 7″ 800×480 capacitive touch display and Gameduino2 library
Dani Eichhorn has created a weather station based on ESP8266 and a small OLED display. It reads weather data from http://wunderground.com using his own JSON parser. Read more at this entry in his SquixTechBlog .
Take a look at this WeatherDuino Pro2 project at meteocercal by Werk-AG. It includes indoor hardware based on Arduino Pro mini. It communicates with several outdoor units based on 433MHz RF. It is even compatible with some commercially available rain gauges and anemometers. Tons if information about hardware and software here.
Today I noticed this cloud connected weatherstation with arduino-yun tutorial over at Adafruit. Might be worth a look.
Today I came across a post from 2012 describing a weatherstation based on Kindle. If I understand correctly, an image is created on a separate server and a small script running on the Kindle fetches the image and displays it. I similar idea uses a hacked kobo with on-board code.