Outdoor Weather Bricklet

Features

  • Receives data from outdoor weather station and indoor sensors
  • Measures Temperature, Humidity, Wind/Gust speed, Wind direction and Rainfall
  • Can use up to 255 weather stations/sensors simultaneously

Description

The Outdoor Weather Bricklet is equipped with a 433MHz receiver capable of receiving data from outdoor weather stations. It can be connected to a Brick.

It currently supports Outdoor Weather Station WS-6147 which measures

  • Temperature (°C)
  • Humidity (%RH)
  • Wind/Gust speed (m/s)
  • Wind direction (16 directions)
  • Rainfall (mm)

and Temperature/Humidity Sensor TH-6148 which measures

  • Temperature (°C)
  • Humidity (%RH)

The Outdoor Weather Station WS-6147 is meant to be put outside (somewhere where it can measure the rain/wind). The TH-6148 sensor can be used inside or outside. You can use up to 255 Outdoor Weather Stations and up to 255 Sensors simultaneously.

The Outdoor Weather Bricklet has a 7 pole Bricklet connector and is connected to a Brick with a 7p-10p Bricklet cable.

Technical Specifications

Property Value
Current Consumption 53mW
   
Max. number of WS-6147 255
Max. number of TH-6148 255
   
Dimensions (W x D x H) 40 x 35 x 5mm (1.58 x 1.38 x 0.2")
Weight* 10g

* without antenna

Resources

Test your Outdoor Weather Bricklet

To test a Outdoor Weather Bricklet you need to have Brick Daemon and Brick Viewer installed. Brick Daemon acts as a proxy between the USB interface of the Bricks and the API bindings. Brick Viewer connects to Brick Daemon. It helps to figure out basic information about the connected Bricks and Bricklets and allows to test them.

Connect the Outdoor Weather Bricklet to a Brick with a Bricklet Cable.

If you connect the Brick to the PC over USB, you should see a new tab named "Outdoor Weather Bricklet" in the Brick Viewer after a moment. Select this tab. If everything went as expected you can now see the latest received data of your weather stations and sensors. It takes about ~45 seconds until the first data shows up when you start the weather station or Bricklet for the first time.

Outdoor Weather Bricklet in Brick Viewer

After this test you can go on with writing your own application. See the Programming Interface section for the API of the Outdoor Weather Bricklet and examples in different programming languages.

Case

A laser-cut case for the Outdoor Weather Bricklet is available.

Case for Outdoor Weather Bricklet

The assembly is easiest if you follow the following steps:

  • Screw spacers to the Bricklet,
  • screw bottom plate to bottom spacers,
  • build up side plates,
  • plug side plates into bottom plate and
  • screw top plate to top spacers.

Below you can see an exploded assembly drawing of the Outdoor Weather Bricklet case:

Exploded assembly drawing for Outdoor Weather Bricklet

Hint: There is a protective film on both sides of the plates, you have to remove it before assembly.

Programming Interface

See Programming Interface for a detailed description.

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