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ESP32 and GY-21P data to Thingspeak example

by shedboy71

In this example we connect a GY-21P sensor to an ESP32 and then we will upload the data to Thingspeak

The GY-21P 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. Perfect for a weather station

Thingspeak setup

You will now need to create a new account at thingspeak – https://thingspeak.com. Once done create a new channel and add one new field called temperature. You can see this in a screen capture of my simple channel, notice the ChannelID you will need that in your code later.

You can also fill in other fields such as Name, description and there are a few others as well. The key one(s) are Field1, Field 2 , Field 3, Field 4 and Field 5 – this effectively is the data you send to thingspeak

GY-21P setup in thingspeak

GY-21P setup in thingspeak

Parts List

Part Link
ESP32 New ESP-32 esp32 Lite V1.0.0 For Rev1 wifi Module + bluetooth board 4MB FLASH
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



Connect the sensor to the ESP32

esp32 and GY21P

esp32 and GY21P


I use a variety of Adafruit libraries and also the Thingspeak libraries for this example





I got the sea level pressure value from this link


#include “ThingSpeak.h”
#include <WiFi.h>
#include <Wire.h>
#include <Adafruit_Sensor.h>
#include <Adafruit_BMP280.h>
#include “Adafruit_Si7021.h”

char ssid[] = “networkssid”; // your network SSID (name)
char pass[] = “networkpassword”; // your network password
int keyIndex = 0; // your network key Index number (needed only for WEP)
WiFiClient client;

unsigned long myChannelNumber = 000000; //update
const char * myWriteAPIKey = “yourapikey”; //update

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

void setup()
Serial.begin(115200); //Initialize serial
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);
ThingSpeak.begin(client); // Initialize ThingSpeak


void loop() {

// Connect or reconnect to WiFi
if(WiFi.status() != WL_CONNECTED){
Serial.print(“Attempting to connect to SSID: “);
while(WiFi.status() != WL_CONNECTED){
WiFi.begin(ssid, pass); // Connect to WPA/WPA2 network. Change this line if using open or WEP network

float bmpPressure = bmp.readPressure();
float bmpTemperaturee = bmp.readTemperature();
float bmpAltitude = bmp.readAltitude(1024);
float siHumidity = sensor.readHumidity();
float siTemperature = sensor.readTemperature();
// Write to ThingSpeak. There are up to 8 fields in a channel, allowing you to store up to 8 different
// pieces of information in a channel.
ThingSpeak.setField(1, bmpPressure);
ThingSpeak.setField(2, bmpTemperaturee);
ThingSpeak.setField(3, bmpAltitude);
ThingSpeak.setField(4, siHumidity);
ThingSpeak.setField(5, siTemperature);

// write to the ThingSpeak channel
int x = ThingSpeak.writeFields(myChannelNumber, myWriteAPIKey);
if(x == 200){
Serial.println(“Channel update successful.”);
Serial.println(“Problem updating channel. HTTP error code ” + String(x));

delay(20000); // Wait 20 seconds to update the channel again




Open the serial monitor and verify you are connecting and the data has been successfully

Attempting to connect to SSID: .
Channel update successful.
Channel update successful.
Channel update successful.
Channel update successful.
Channel update successful.

Lets look at our Thingspeak channel, all going well you should see data like the following

GY21P and Thingspeak data

GY21P and Thingspeak data



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