Design News is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Gadget Freak Case #252: Animated Weather LED Display

Gadget Freak Case #252: Animated Weather LED Display

This project displays the weather in the form of an animation on an LED matrix (32x32 resolution or 1024 LEDs). The Raspberry Pi is periodically pulling weather conditions from the Internet and then sending a corresponding animated gif weather animation to the IOIO board and LED display. IOIO is an open-source microcontroller board based on the PIC24.

While this gadget focuses on the Raspberry Pi, the PIXEL IOIO board also supports apps running on Android, Mac OSX, and Windows.

Do you have a Gadget Freak project you would like the world to see? Send a brief description of your gadget and a photo to Assistant Managing Editor Lauren Muskett.

Click here to view Table 1.

Click here to view Table 2.


The editors of Design News have handpicked your favorite Gadget Freak cases from over the years, bringing them together in a dynamic digital edition, complete with videos, which you can view here.

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.