How to Temboo with your Arduino Yún

Temboo makes it easy for Arduino boards to connect to any web-based resource. To get you started, we'll show how to query the Yahoo Weather API from your Yún.

The key things you'll learn are:

  • How to get set up to use Temboo with your Arduino
  • How to use Temboo's auto-generated code
  • How to move on and connect your Arduino to any web-based resource

Now, Let's Jump In!

Let's Get Set Up

1Make sure you have a Temboo account. If you don't already have one, you can register for free.

2Make sure that you have the latest version of the Arduino IDE. You should also check that you have the newest version of the Temboo Library by checking the Arduino Library Manager

3Make sure that your Yún is connected to the Internet. Arduino has a helpful guide if you need assistance.

4When you open the IDE, check to make sure you have the right board selected by going to Tools > Boards > Arduino Yún.

Write the Sketch

Copy the sketch code below into your Arduino IDE. If you'd like to change the location that you're retrieving the weather forecast for, you can edit the ADDRESS_FOR_FORECAST variable.

This code was auto-generated on our website using the Yahoo > Weather > GetWeatherByAddress Choreo.

  Demonstrates making a request to the Yahoo Weather API using the Temboo Arduino Yun library.
  This example code is in the public domain.

#include <Bridge.h>
#include <Temboo.h>
#include "TembooAccount.h" // contains Temboo account information

// the address for which a weather forecast will be retrieved
String ADDRESS_FOR_FORECAST = "104 Franklin St., New York NY 10013";

int numRuns = 1;   // execution count, so that this doesn't run forever
int maxRuns = 10;  // max number of times the Yahoo WeatherByAddress Choreo should be run

void setup() {
  // for debugging, wait until a serial console is connected

void loop()
  // while we haven't reached the max number of runs...
  if (numRuns <= maxRuns) {
    // print status
    Serial.println("Running GetWeatherByAddress - Run #" + String(numRuns++) + "...");

    // create a TembooChoreo object to send a Choreo request to Temboo
    TembooChoreo GetWeatherByAddressChoreo;
    // invoke the Temboo client

    // add your temboo account info
    // set the name of the choreo we want to run
    // set choreo inputs; in this case, the address for which to retrieve weather data
    // the Temboo client provides standardized calls to 100+ cloud APIs
    GetWeatherByAddressChoreo.addInput("Address", ADDRESS_FOR_FORECAST);

    // add an output filter to extract the name of the city.
    GetWeatherByAddressChoreo.addOutputFilter("city", "/rss/channel/yweather:location/@city", "Response");
    // add an output filter to extract the current temperature
    GetWeatherByAddressChoreo.addOutputFilter("temperature", "/rss/channel/item/yweather:condition/@temp", "Response");

    // add an output filter to extract the date and time of the last report.
    GetWeatherByAddressChoreo.addOutputFilter("date", "/rss/channel/item/yweather:condition/@date", "Response");

    // run the choreo;
    // when the choreo results are available, print them to the serial monitor
    while(GetWeatherByAddressChoreo.available()) {
      char c =;    


  delay(30000); // wait 30 seconds between GetWeatherByAddress calls

Create Your Header File

The sketch above references the TembooAccount.h header file, which contains your Temboo account information.

If you are currently logged in, you'll see your account details in the code snippet below (otherwise you'll see placeholder values). Copy the code snippet below into a new tab in Arduino and call it TembooAccount.h.

#define TEMBOO_ACCOUNT "ACCOUNT_NAME"  // your Temboo account name 
#define TEMBOO_APP_KEY_NAME "APP_NAME"  // your Temboo app key name
#define TEMBOO_APP_KEY  "APP_KEY"  // your Temboo app key

With both files in place you are ready to upload the sketch and check the weather forecast. Umbrella and sunscreen sold separately.

Convert the sketch to work with the Yún Shield

If you're working with the Yún Shield paired with another Arduino board, you'll need to make some small changes to the Yún sketch above it so that it's compatible with the Arduino Yún Shield.

1First, change the include statement #include <Temboo.h> to #include <TembooYunShield.h>. Your include statements should look like this:

#include <Bridge.h>
#include <TembooYunShield.h>
#include "TembooAccount.h" 

2Next, change the Temboo object name from TembooChoreo to TembooYunShieldChoreo. Your code should look like this:

TembooYunShieldChoreo  GetWeatherByAddressChoreo;

3Now your code is ready to run on your Yún Shield!

What's Next?

Now that you've got something simple up and running, why not move on try making your board do something more advanced?

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