PiZero Colored Weather Station

Introduction: PiZero Colored Weather Station

I want to show you in this project how to build a nice looking weather station based on Raspberry Pi Zero W for wall mount with weather forecast and coloured 2.8 inch TFT screen.

Step 1: Tools & Materials



  • Soldering iron
  • solder wire
  • long nose plier
  • mini side cutter
  • multimeter

Step 2: Assembly

This project based on our AZ-Touch Pi0 kit for Pizero. Please follow the attached assembly instruction.

Step 3: Software

The software based on the great work of LoveBootCaptain.To make it compatible to AZ-Touch it was needed to recompile the rpi--display-overlay driver. You will find a copy of the changed driver and prepared Raspbian image here

Step 4: Installation

Download the image and copy it with Win32DiskImager to an SD card. You can follow this tutorial to setting the Wifi headless.

Step 5: Weatherbit.io Account

Go to weatherbit.io and register for a free account to get an API key

Step 6: Edit the Config File

Now establish a SSH connection (via Putty) to the PiZero!

cd WeatherPi_TFT

sudo nano config.json

  • replace xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx in "WEATHERBIT_IO_KEY": "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" with your own API key
  • replace de in "WEATHERBIT_COUNTRY": "de" with your country code
  • replace en in "WEATHERBIT_LANGUAGE": "en" with your preferred language
  • replace 10178 in "WEATHERBIT_POSTALCODE": "10178" with the postal (zip) code of your city (default loaction is Berlin)
  • for language-support, please refer to -> Weather.io API Docs

Reboot your Pizero. The weather station will start automaticaly after reboot.

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2 years ago

We've changed the provider to weatherbit.io - please check the latest software version on GITHUB


Question 2 years ago

Hello :)

I want to ask that are you willing to make this with esp8266 with openweathermap?
The Dark Sky Weather is not providing api keys anymore and the egsisting api keys will only work for the end of 2021.
Pls exuse me if my question is stupid :)