The basic Weather Station Kit comes with Ambient Light 2.0, Barometer, Humidity and LCD 20x4 Bricklet, Master Brick, the Weather Station case including a replacement side element for a DC Jack Adapter, Bricklet cables and USB cable as well as lots of screws, spacers, nuts and washers.
There are several ways to mount the Bricks and Bricklets in the case. In this construction tutorial we will show one way to put everything together.
For easy understanding there are some sketches in the following. Bricks and Bricklets could be mounted in two ways:
In the following you can find an exploded view drawing of the weather station. It should give you a rough overview of the weather station assembly.
At first the protective foils on all case parts have to be removed. There is one foil on the front and back side each. In some cases the protective foils can be hard to remove and it seems that there is no foil at all.
In the next step the Master Brick has to be screwed on the back side part:
At the next step the Ambient Light Bricklet has to be attached to the top side part of the case. To make sure that it picks up as little light as possible from the LCD backlight, it is screwed directly to the top side of the case:
If everything went as expected the Bricklet connector should have about 1mm space to the top side part. This way it is still easy to connect the Bricklet cable, and the sensor is at a good position to give useful measurements.
Alternative: In case of the black weather station, the Ambient Light Bricklet is mounted on top of the outside of the top side.
Humidity and Barometer Bricklet will be attached directly to the front side part of the case:
This way there is enough space between the sensors and the case to allow good measurements. If you intend to attach something big on the bottom side, you can attach the Humidity and Barometer Bricklets the same way as the Ambient Light Bricklet to save space. The already attached Bricklet cables will make the installation of the LCD Bricklet in the next step more easy.
Now we mount the LCD 20x4 Bricklet to the front side of the case:
At the end the buttons of the LCD Bricklet should be reachable through the cut-out of the front side.
In this instruction the Bricklet cables are routed below the LCD 20x4 Bricklet, but it is also possible to route them between the two circuit boards of the LCD 20x4 Bricklet to hide them a little bit more.
In the last step the parts of the case are put together:
That's it, we are done!