Introduction: Small Temperature and Lightness Sensor Shield

For my wifi weather station (Arduino + ESP8266) I need an temperature and lightness sensor shield. Therefore I designed the following one.

I will publish the whole weather station later, too. Actually I'm still working on the software. But the last step shows a picture of the final design.

Step 1: Parts

To build this weather station you need some parts:

  • 1x stripboard 4x5 vertical
  • 2x Resistor 10 kΩ
  • 1x headers 4x1 male 90°
  • 1x light-dependent resistor (LDR) - I use a GL5537
  • 1x thermistor - I use R0=10 kΩ, beta=3950
  • one short wire

Step 2: Build Up

I will not show the whole build up of the shield because it's easy soldering. Only the steps:

  • Insert the cut in the breadboard
  • solder all parts onto the right place
  • Finished

Step 3: Outlook

Here's a brief look to the final weater station measuring

  • temperature
  • lightness
  • air pressure
  • humidity

and send the data via wifi to! And all combined on a stripboard size of 5 to 6 cm.

So, follow me for the further instructables.