Raspberry Pi Weather Station – Part 4
We are almost there – in the past three Raspberry Pi Weather Station tutorials we have assembled the weather station electronics, wrote the code to gather data, and set up ThingSpeak to collect and display the data – now we just need to get it outside. In the final part of this tutorial we are going to set up the Pi to run our weather station code automatically, look at how to protect the Pi from the elements, and discuss placement of your weather station and the logistics of it being outside.
Before we get started, you should have completed the previous three sections of this tutorial. This section of the tutorial wont involve much coding, and will be very subjective to your location. We will try to break this down to keep it as simple as possible as always, but if you have specific questions pertaining to this section of the tutorial, please feel free to post them below. We will start by getting the last little bit of coding out of the way by modifying our Pi’s rc.local file to boot the weather code automatically. Next, we will look at protecting the Pi and its sensors, while still maintaining somewhat accurate readings. We will then tackle where to place your weather station and what you need to consider when doing this.
If you have any questions, or need further clarification please post in the comments section below; this way future users of this tutorial can see the questions and answers!