TinkerForge – Weather-Station Kit 2


I won the TinkerForge Weather Station at the Infineon 2013 online Christmas give-away event.

It took a little while for the Infineon reindeer to deliver it, but here it is 🙂

Best wishes from Infineon

Best wishes from Infineon

Tinkerforge Weather Station

Tinkerforge Weather Station

Assembling the kit (it consisting of a handful of laser cut Plexiglas, lots of screws and nuts and of course some electronic boards) didn’t take long.

It’s quite a nice kit. But there is a catch: it’s a new board design, with new connectors and a new tool chain. It has no interface to boards, like the Arduino or the Raspberry Pi.

I find the toolchain not very self-explanatory. There are „Bricks“ and „Bricklet“ modules and there is a „Brick Daemon“ tool and a „Brick viewer“. You’ll find software plugins and firmware, and so on. Boy — this feels like programming a VCR for the first time.

Demo – Brick Viewer

When I started the Brick Viewer, all was empty I rebooted my PC and oh wonder, that helped:

Brick Viewer - Setup

Brick Viewer – Setup

You can choose between different tabs — one for each Bricklet module:

Brick Viewer - Ambient Light Bricklet View

Brick Viewer – Ambient Light Bricklet View

Brick Viewer - LCD Bricklet View

Brick Viewer – LCD Bricklet View

Brick Viewer - Pressure Bricklet View

Brick Viewer – Pressure Bricklet View

Brick Viewer - Humidity Bricklet View

Brick Viewer – Humidity Bricklet View

Remaining Questions

I don’t know what to make of the weather-station. What is your experience with the Bricks/Bricklets and so on?
How does one program a firmware that captures data and sends them to a host?


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