Lesson 5 – Weather Logger

Booting up the Raspberry Pi

  1. Let’s get started and boot up the Raspberry Pi.
  2. Grab a good quality USB cable and a USB power adaptor (2.5A).
  3. Plug one end of the USB cable into the plug and the other microUSB end into the Raspberry Pi.
  4. This should now power up the Raspberry Pi.
  5. Once the Raspberry Pi has booted up, please ensure that it is able to connect it to the network so that you can access it over VNC.
  6. If you are using a local monitor connected to the Raspberry Pi, you are all sorted.
  7. Else get connected to the Raspberry Pi using VNC.


  1. Our next tutorial is called, “Weather Logger”.
  2. As part of this tutorial we will log weather data i.e. temperature, humidity, pressure, etc. and then display all of the data as a graph.
  3. Click on the following link to access the tutorial – Weather Logger
  4. Clicking on the each of the links above opens them up in a new window


  1. This development track is based on the Rasbperry Pi and the add-on Sense HAT board.
  2. You will need access to both the Raspberry Pi 3 including the Sense HAT board to be able to work on these tutorials.
  3. If you haven’t purchased one yet please head over to Raspberry Pi.org and purchase one now.
  4. Depending on where you live you might also be able to pick up the Raspberry Pi and Sense HAT at your local electronics hobby store.
  5. You can read more about the Raspberry Pi here – RaspberryPi.org.