On the docket today is a simple Arduino project – a WiFi weather display that shows the day’s temperature and has an indicator for sun, clouds and precipitation.

An Arduino-compatible, WiFi microcontroller receives weather data from the IFTTT service. The temperature is displayed on a four digit display, and each of the three indicators light up a triangular segment.

Like the Giftduino project we featured yesterday, this project doesn’t have many features but it’s still a great build. The modern design is a big plus too, as it wouldn’t look out of place in a carefully made home.

If you’d like a piece of functional wall electronics that’s more advanced, we’d suggest looking into the new wave of DIY smart mirrors. We’ve featured versions based on a Raspberry Pi and a tablet conversion in the past.

These could also display the weather as well as anything else you’d like, if you’re willing to spend more time and money putting it together.

Clinton has been a programmer, engineering student, project manager, asset controller and even a farrier. Now he handles the maker side of htxt.africa.