I’m looking to build a weather station for my home automation projects. I plan on building something more powerful than the projects shown in the tutorials, but not so expensive as the professional Davis brand weather stations. For context, I work with Python and industrial time series data so I’m very confident with the software side, less so with the hardware though.
So I need advice as to what I should build. My requirements are that I should be able to HTTP post data to a REST endpoint, it should be able to communicate over WiFi and handle multiple sensors (wind, rain, temp, pressure and eventually others).
Which sensor kit should I use? The DFRobot one costs twice as much as the SparkFun one, is there any advantage? Or is there a better option than either of them?
Can I use one of the new RPi Pico’s to run this or will it not have enough power? How would I connect it to WiFi anyway?
I’d be happy to write about my experiences at the end if that helps.
Thank you all,