Weather Lamp

About the project

Weather Lamp A IoT based 3D Printed Weather Simulating Lamp

Items used in this project

Hardware components

Seeed Studio WS2812B Digital RGB LED Flexi-Strip 144 LED - 1 Meter Seeed Studio WS2812B Digital RGB LED Flexi-Strip 144 LED - 1 Meter x 1
WIZnet WizFi360-EVB-Pico WIZnet WizFi360-EVB-Pico x 1

Software apps and online services

Soldering Station, 110 V Soldering Station, 110 V
Autodesk Fusion 360 Autodesk Fusion 360
Arduino IDE Arduino IDE

Hand tools and fabrication machines

3D Printer (generic) 3D Printer (generic) x 1

Story

Video Description

Weather Lamp is a RGB lamp made using Wiznet Pico WizFi360 and WS2812B LED's. The lamp simulates the real-time weather using the openweathermap.org API. It read parameters like cloud intensity, temperature, time and try to mimic the cloud colors, sun/moon and change the base color as temperature range.

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Supplies

1 x WizFi360-EVB-Pico

1 x WS2812B LED Strip

3D Printer

White Filament

Solder Kit

Connecting Wire


Step 1: Designing & 3D Printing

Step 2: Circuit Connection

  • Connect the WizFi 360 and WS2812B LEDs as shown in circuit diagram.

Step 3: Assembly

  • Assemble all the parts together using quick glue.

Step 4: Getting Openweathermap API Key

  • Go to openweathermap.org and create your account and verify it.
  • Now login to your account and click on you profile or right-top corner and go to My API Keys.
  • Copy the API Key that you see this will be used later in Step 6.

Step 5: Arduino Libraries Setup

  • First go to Files->Preferences and copy paste the following URL in Additional Boards Manager URLs:
https://github.com/earlephilhower/arduino-pico/releases/download/global/package_rp2040_index.json
  • Go to Tools->Boards->Boards Manager and search for Raspberry Pi Pico/RP2040 and dinstall it.
  • Download the WizFi360_arduino_library-main.zip , Go to Sketch->Include Library->Add.Zip Library and select the downloaded Zip file.
  • Now got to Sketch->Include Library->Manage Libraries and Search for ArduinoJson, Adafruit_NeoPixel and install them.

Step 6: Code Changes

  • Download the Arduino Code and make the followig changes
  • At Line.No 20 you have to edit your Wifi Name(SSID) and Password.
/* Wi-Fi info */
char ssid[] = "SSID"; // your network SSID (name)
char pass[] = "PASWORD"; // your network password
  • At line 153 I have added 5 to hour and 30(Indian time zone IST 5:30) to Minutes and applied a maths to convert the APIs GMT time into ISt time zone.
  • You may have to change the number(5 and 30) according to your tiem zone.
h = (h + 5) % 24;
Serial.println(h);
minute = (m + 30) % 60;
  • At line 282 you have to enter your locations Longitude, Latitude and You accounts openweathermap API key.
// send the HTTP PUT request
client1.println(F("GET /data/2.5/weather?lat=17.6795&lon=77.6051&appid=43f22249d3d42ec***********ca809b HTTP/1.1"));

Step 7: Code Compile and Uplaod

  • Connect your device usinh MicroUSB cable.
  • Select the board type and port from tools.
  • Now click on uplaod code, it will automatically compile and uplaod the code.
  • After code is succesfully uloaded the device will connect with provided wifi and show the output.

Note: I am using My PCs USB as the power source for the Weather Lamp, you can use a 5V adapter or a 3.7V Lithium Ion battery.

Code

Code and STL Files

Arduino Code

Credits

Photo of mukesh-sankhla

mukesh-sankhla

I am a Computer Science Student. Love playing with electronics and codes . Always making brand new projects.

   

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