The Intel Edison is a very interesting beast. It features both an Intel processor running Linux and has Arduino functionality (GPIO, SPI, etc.). This project is a little different in that it uses both of those features.
In this Instructable, we’re going to build the Weather Grid. The Weather Grid is a device that displays the current weather conditions and temperature for your current location without any interaction (once setup). The front of the Weather Grid is a piece of hardboard (approximately 9” x 7”) with carved icons which represent weather conditions and a cut-out for the LCD screen. The weather condition icons are illuminated using a series of LEDs. The whole thing is powered by an Intel Edison which uses its Arduino side to control the hardware and its Linux side to retrieve and format the data.
As I mentioned, there are a lot of interwoven parts in this project. To best explain how it works check out the above diagram.