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: Account

Go to 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 -> API Docs

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