During this summer vacation, I dedicated my time to upgrading my home automation server running Home Assistant. I swapped out my trusty SolidRun Cubox-i for a new Beelink mini PC. As I got more involved, I found myself diving back into the development of MeteoHome, making changes, and brewing up new ideas to enhance it.
But, what is MeteoHome, you might ask? Well, it’s a DIY programming project I started way back in 2016. It’s essentially a weather station that uses an ESP8266 devboard and DHT22 and BMP180 sensors. What sets it apart from similar projects is its straightforward configuration through a captive web portal. It also uses MQTT to send data to a server and is designed to have all this data collected by Home Assistant. This means you can easily check the current sensor status and historical graphs.