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Arduino and GY-21P readings on a web page

In this example we connect an Ethernet shield to an Arduino, we then connect a GY-21P sensor to this and we will display the readings on a webpage

The GY-21P is an interesting module in that it combines a BMP280 sensor and an SI7021 sensor. The on-board BMP280+SI7021 sensor measures atmospheric pressure from 30kPa to 110kPa as well as relative humidity and temperature.

Pressure range: 300-1100 hPa (9000 meters above sea level at -500m)
Relative accuracy (at 950 – 1050 hPa at 25 ° C): ± 0.12 hPa, equiv. to ± 1 m
Absolute accuracy (at (950 – 1050 hPa, 0 – +40 ° C): ± 0.12 hPa, equiv. To ± 1 m
Mains voltage: 1.8V – 3.6V
Power consumption: 2.7µA at 1Hz readout rate
Temperature range: -40 to + 85 ° C

Respiratory therapy
White goods
Indoor weather stations
Micro-environments/data centers
Automotive climate control and defogging
Asset and goods tracking
Mobile phones and tablets
Size: 1.3*1cm/0.51*0.39″


Operation Voltage: 3.3V
I2C & SPI Communications Interface
Temp Range: -40C to 85C
Humidity Range: 0 – 100% RH, =-3% from 20-80%
Pressure Range: 30,000Pa to 110,000Pa, relative accuracy of 12Pa, absolute accuracy of 100Pa
Altitude Range: 0 to 30,000 ft (9.2 km), relative accuracy of 3.3 ft (1 m) at sea level, 6.6 (2 m) at 30,000 ft.

Parts List

Part Link
Arduino Uno UNO R3 CH340G/ATmega328P, compatible for Arduino UNO
GY-21P GY-21P Atmospheric Humidity Temperature Sensor Breakout Barometric Pressure BMP280 SI7021 For Arduino
Connecting cable Free shipping Dupont line 120pcs 20cm male to male + male to female and female to female jumper wire
Arduino Ethernet shield Ethernet Shield W5100 R3 UNO and Mega 2560



Connect the Ethernet shield and the connect the sensor to the shield connector, like this.

Ethernet shield and GY-21p

Ethernet shield and GY-21p


I use a variety of Adafruit libraries, took the default examples and made the following out of them




I got the sea level pressure value from this link

[codesyntax lang=”cpp”]

#include <SPI.h>
#include <Ethernet.h>
#include <Wire.h>
#include <Adafruit_Sensor.h>
#include <Adafruit_BMP280.h>
#include "Adafruit_Si7021.h"

Adafruit_BMP280 bmp; // I2C
Adafruit_Si7021 sensor = Adafruit_Si7021();

// Enter a MAC address and IP address for your controller below.
// The IP address will be dependent on your local network:
byte mac[] = {
  0xDE, 0xAD, 0xBE, 0xEF, 0xFE, 0xED };

IPAddress ip(192,168,1, 177);

// Initialize the Ethernet server library
EthernetServer server(80);

void setup()
  // Open serial communications
  Ethernet.begin(mac, ip);
  Serial.print("server is at ");
  if (!bmp.begin()) 
  Serial.println("Could not find a valid BMP280 sensor, check wiring!");
  while (1);

  if (!sensor.begin()) 
  Serial.println("Did not find Si7021 sensor!");
  while (true);

void loop()
  // listen for incoming clients
  EthernetClient client = server.available();
  if (client) 
    Serial.println("new client");
    boolean currentLineIsBlank = true;
    while (client.connected()) 
      if (client.available()) 
        char c = client.read();
        if (c == '\n' && currentLineIsBlank) 
          // send a standard http response header
          client.println("HTTP/1.1 200 OK");
          client.println("Content-Type: text/html");
          client.println("Connnection: close");
          client.println("<!DOCTYPE HTML>");
          client.println("<meta http-equiv=\"refresh\" content=\"5\">");
          client.println("<br />");     
          //bmp280 part
          client.println("<h3>BMP280 readings</h3>");
          client.print("Pressure (Pa): ");
          client.println((float)bmp.readPressure(), 1);  
          client.println("<br />");          
          client.print("Temperature (C): ");
          client.println((float)bmp.readTemperature(), 1);  
          client.println("<br />");
          client.print("Altitude (m): ");
          client.println((float)bmp.readAltitude(1024), 1);  // this should be adjusted to your local forcase
          client.println("<br />");
          //SI7021 part
          client.println("<h3>SI7021 readings</h3>");
          client.print("Humidity (%): ");
          client.println((float)sensor.readHumidity(), 1);  
          client.println("<br />");          
          client.print("Temperature (C): ");
          client.println((float)sensor.readTemperature(), 1);  
          client.println("<br />");   

        if (c == '\n') 
          currentLineIsBlank = true;
        else if (c != '\r') 
          currentLineIsBlank = false;
    // give the web browser time to receive the data
    // close the connection:
    Serial.println("client disonnected");



Open your favourite web browser and type in the IP address, you should see something like this

gy-21p output

gy-21p output




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