Retro Weather Channel on the Raspberry Pi

Today's weather—yesterday's vibes.
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Let's face it—checking the weather is easier than ever. If it's not on your phone's lock screen, there's probably a device nearby you could ask for local weather information. But what if there was a way to take things back to the good ol' days, when weather data was worthy of its own full-time channel on the TV?

Maker Probnot on Reddit took this to heart with this awesome weather channel Pi project! This Raspberry Pi is programmed to recreate the old weather channel that ran in Winnepeg back in the 1990s.

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If you want to peek behind the curtains, Probnot posted the code on GitHub (and adds that this code was loosely put together—please be gentle). The script pulls current weather information from Environment Canada and formats the data into a vintage-looking display.

In the video example, the Raspberry Pi display is output to an old CRT. According to Probnot, this was accomplished with RF modulators connected to the cable in his house. The number shown in the corner is the actual UHF channel.

We really like this project and definitely see the appeal. Is it practical? In a Raspberry Pi project sort of way. Follow Probnot on Youtube and Reddit for more project updates.