The inner science nerd in me has been wanting a weather station for a while now. This Christmas, I was gifted the Ambient Weather WS-2902A Smart Weather Station with WiFi Remote Monitoring and Alerts.
Not only is this a legit weather station, you can connect its sensors to IFTTT and control devices like smart blinds, irrigation systems, lights, switches and more. You can also ask Google Assistant for real-time or past weather info from your station.
Installation consisted of syncing the station to the indoor display, finding a good location and mounting the station, then connecting the indoor display to the internet.
Getting the station and the indoor display to talk to each other was easy. It was getting the display connected to my WiFi and then the cloud which was more difficult than mounting the station to my roof. After shutting off all but one wireless access point in my mesh network as well as temporarily unhiding my 2.4ghz SSID, the display was broadcasting to the internet.
Mounting to the roof was straight forward. I ended up using a 3ft “J” pipe to get it at a good height as well as away from the roof line.