September 19, 2014

Sending weather data via SMS and a Raspberry Pi

Although the original purpose of the following project may seem somewhat frivolous, it can be the framework for something much more useful. Enthusiast Ajay has documented a neat way for a Raspberry Pi to interrogate the weather forecase from an external website, then determine the approproate clothing type that should be worn and send this information via SMS.

The system is controlled via python code, and can be scheduled to run at a certain time. Finally the SMS is sent from the connected Raspberry Pi from the Twilio online service. This could be converted into many projects, such as monitoring a website for changes of various kinds or just creating SMS alerts from your Pi.

Either way, visit Ajay's interesting website to learn how. And for more, we're on facebookGoogle+, and twitter - so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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