Simplify code to add into another sketch

Hi All

I have successfully run the code below to get readings for a weather station.

  Rui Santos
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#ifdef ESP32
  #include <WiFi.h>
  #include <HTTPClient.h>
  #include <ESP8266WiFi.h>
  #include <ESP8266HTTPClient.h>
  #include <WiFiClient.h>

#include <Wire.h>
#include <Adafruit_Sensor.h>
#include <Adafruit_BME280.h>

// Replace with your network credentials
const char* ssid     = "REPLACE_WITH_YOUR_SSID";
const char* password = "REPLACE_WITH_YOUR_PASSWORD";

// REPLACE with your Domain name and URL path or IP address with path
const char* serverName = "";

// Keep this API Key value to be compatible with the PHP code provided in the project page. 
// If you change the apiKeyValue value, the PHP file /post-data.php also needs to have the same key 
String apiKeyValue = "tPmAT5Ab3j7F9";

/*#include <SPI.h>
#define BME_SCK 18
#define BME_MISO 19
#define BME_MOSI 23
#define BME_CS 5*/

Adafruit_BME280 bme;  // I2C
//Adafruit_BME280 bme(BME_CS);  // hardware SPI
//Adafruit_BME280 bme(BME_CS, BME_MOSI, BME_MISO, BME_SCK);  // software SPI

void setup() {
  WiFi.begin(ssid, password);
  while(WiFi.status() != WL_CONNECTED) { 
  Serial.print("Connected to WiFi network with IP Address: ");

  // (you can also pass in a Wire library object like &Wire2)
  bool status = bme.begin(0x76);
  if (!status) {
    Serial.println("Could not find a valid BME280 sensor, check wiring or change I2C address!");
    while (1);

void loop() {
  //Check WiFi connection status
  if(WiFi.status()== WL_CONNECTED){
    WiFiClient client;
    HTTPClient http;
    // Your Domain name with URL path or IP address with path
    http.begin(client, serverName);
    // Specify content-type header
    http.addHeader("Content-Type", "application/x-www-form-urlencoded");
    // Prepare your HTTP POST request data
    String httpRequestData = "api_key=" + apiKeyValue + "&value1=" + String(bme.readTemperature())
                           + "&value2=" + String(bme.readHumidity()) + "&value3=" + String(bme.readPressure()/100.0F) + "";
    Serial.print("httpRequestData: ");
    // You can comment the httpRequestData variable above
    // then, use the httpRequestData variable below (for testing purposes without the BME280 sensor)
    //String httpRequestData = "api_key=tPmAT5Ab3j7F9&value1=24.75&value2=49.54&value3=1005.14";

    // Send HTTP POST request
    int httpResponseCode = http.POST(httpRequestData);
    // If you need an HTTP request with a content type: text/plain
    //http.addHeader("Content-Type", "text/plain");
    //int httpResponseCode = http.POST("Hello, World!");
    // If you need an HTTP request with a content type: application/json, use the following:
    //http.addHeader("Content-Type", "application/json");
    //int httpResponseCode = http.POST("{\"value1\":\"19\",\"value2\":\"67\",\"value3\":\"78\"}");
    if (httpResponseCode>0) {
      Serial.print("HTTP Response code: ");
    else {
      Serial.print("Error code: ");
    // Free resources
  else {
    Serial.println("WiFi Disconnected");
  //Send an HTTP POST request every 30 seconds

I want to add a weight reading to it using the following code from the HX711_ADC library and make it value 3 in the above sketch.

#include <HX711_ADC.h>
#include <EEPROM.h>

const int HX711_dout = 4; //mcu > HX711 dout pin
const int HX711_sck = 5; //mcu > HX711 sck pin

//HX711 constructor:
HX711_ADC LoadCell(HX711_dout, HX711_sck);

const int calVal_eepromAdress = 0;
unsigned long t = 0;

void setup() {
  Serial.begin(57600); delay(10);

  float calibrationValue; // calibration value (see example file "Calibration.ino")
  calibrationValue = 696.0; // uncomment this if you want to set the calibration value in the sketch
#if defined(ESP8266)|| defined(ESP32)
  //EEPROM.begin(512); // uncomment this if you use ESP8266/ESP32 and want to fetch the calibration value from eeprom
  //EEPROM.get(calVal_eepromAdress, calibrationValue); // uncomment this if you want to fetch the calibration value from eeprom

  unsigned long stabilizingtime = 2000; // preciscion right after power-up can be improved by adding a few seconds of stabilizing time
  boolean _tare = true; //set this to false if you don't want tare to be performed in the next step
  LoadCell.start(stabilizingtime, _tare);
  if (LoadCell.getTareTimeoutFlag()) {
    Serial.println("Timeout, check MCU>HX711 wiring and pin designations");
    while (1);
  else {
    LoadCell.setCalFactor(calibrationValue); // set calibration value (float)
    Serial.println("Startup is complete");

void loop() {
  static boolean newDataReady = 0;
  const int serialPrintInterval = 0; //increase value to slow down serial print activity

  // check for new data/start next conversion:
  if (LoadCell.update()) newDataReady = true;

  // get smoothed value from the dataset:
  if (newDataReady) {
    if (millis() > t + serialPrintInterval) {
      float i = LoadCell.getData();
      Serial.print("Load_cell output val: ");
      newDataReady = 0;
      t = millis();

  // receive command from serial terminal, send 't' to initiate tare operation:
  if (Serial.available() > 0) {
    char inByte =;
    if (inByte == 't') LoadCell.tareNoDelay();

  // check if last tare operation is complete:
  if (LoadCell.getTareStatus() == true) {
    Serial.println("Tare complete");


whats causing me grief is what to put in the line below for value.

 String httpRequestData = "api_key=" + apiKeyValue + "&value1=" + String(bme.readTemperature())
                           + "&value2=" + String(bme.readHumidity()) + "&value3=" + String(bme.readPressure()/100.0F) + "";

I would like to really like simplify the weight sketch as well so I can add it easily and not have some many lines of code.

Well you are in the situation of waiting for the very rare case that somebody writes the code for you


to learn programming basics to be able to do it yourself.

This is a too short description. What shall "value" contain?

What does your weather-station-code do?
You should support your potential helpers with explaining how it works
best regards Stefan

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