Wireless Remote Weather Station with micro:bit

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Introduction

In this tutorial, we will utilize MakeCode's radio blocks to have one micro:bit transmit a signal to a receiving micro:bit on the same channel! This is useful if your weather station is installed in a location that is difficult to retrieve data from the OpenLog. We will explore a few different ways to send and receive data.

Wireless Remote Weather Station with micro:bit Demo

Required Materials

To follow along with this tutorial, you will need the following materials at a minimum. You may not need everything though depending on what you have. Add it to your cart, read through the guide, and adjust the cart as necessary.

Suggested Reading

This project tutorial builds on the experiments from the micro:climate kit. Make sure you check out the guide before proceeding.

micro:climate Kit Experiment Guide

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A weather station kit that is built on top of the inexpensive, easy-to-use micro:bit and Microsoft MakeCode.

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