Connecting a DHT22 to the WeMos D1 Mini

Are you looking to monitor temperature and humidity using a WeMos D1 Mini? The DHT22 sensor is a great choice for such projects because of its digital reliability and precision. In this blog post, we’re going to walk through the steps of connecting the DHT22 sensor to a WeMos D1 Mini and output the sensor data to the serial monitor.

What You’ll Need



Step 1: Circuit Diagram

The DHT22 sensor has 4 pins, but only 3 are used since one is a no-connect pin. Here’s how you should wire the DHT22 to the WeMos D1 Mini:

  • VCC to 3.3V: Connect the VCC pin of the DHT22 to the 3.3V pin on the WeMos D1 Mini.
  • Data to D2: Connect the data pin of the DHT22 to the D2 (GPIO4) pin on the WeMos D1 Mini.
  • GND to GND: Connect the ground pin of the DHT22 to a ground pin on the WeMos D1 Mini.
  • Resistor: If your DHT22 module does not have a built-in pull-up resistor, you must connect a 10k Ohm resistor between the VCC and Data pin for stable operation.



Step 2: Setting Up the Arduino IDE

Before coding, ensure you have the WeMos D1 Mini board settings configured in your Arduino IDE:

  1. Open the Arduino IDE.
  2. Go to File > Preferences and add the following URL to the ‘Additional Board Manager URLs’:
  3. Open the Board Manager by going to Tools > Board > Boards Manager and search for ESP8266. Install it.
  4. Select the correct board from Tools > Board > WeMos D1 R2 & mini.

Step 3: Install the DHT Sensor Library

  1. Go to Sketch > Include Library > Manage Libraries in the Arduino IDE.
  2. Search for  “DHT sensor library” by Adafruit and install it.



Step 4: Coding

Copy the following sketch into your Arduino IDE:


#include "DHT.h"

#define DHTPIN D2      // Define which pin the DHT22 is connected to
#define DHTTYPE DHT22  // Define the sensor type


void setup() {

void loop() {
  float humidity = dht.readHumidity();
  float temperature = dht.readTemperature();

  if (isnan(humidity) || isnan(temperature)) {
    Serial.println("Failed to read from DHT sensor!");

  Serial.print("Humidity: ");
  Serial.print("%  Temperature: ");

  delay(2000);  // Delay between measurements


Step 5: Upload the Code

Connect your WeMos D1 Mini to your computer via USB, select the appropriate COM port under Tools > Port, and hit the upload button.

Step 6: Monitor the Output

Open the serial monitor by going to Tools > Serial Monitor. Set the baud rate to 115200. You should start seeing temperature and humidity readings print out in the format:



Adjust the delay() function at the end of the loop as needed to control how often readings are taken.

You have now successfully connected the DHT22 sensor to a WeMos D1 Mini and are reading temperature and humidity data.


If you encounter any issues:

  • Double-check your connections against the circuit diagram.
  • Confirm that your DHT22 and WeMos D1 Mini are functional.
  • Ensure the correct board and port are selected in the Arduino IDE.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: My DHT22 sensor is not giving consistent readings. What could be the issue? A: Inconsistent readings can be caused by a few factors such as loose connections, inadequate power supply, or incorrect data retrieval. Double-check your wiring, ensure a stable power source, and review your code for any potential errors.

Q: The readings from my DHT22 sensor seem incorrect or fluctuating. How can I troubleshoot this? A: Incorrect or fluctuating readings could be due to signal interference, poor wiring, or a faulty sensor. Make sure the sensor is shielded from external interference, verify the wiring connections, and try using a different DHT22 sensor if available.

Q: I’m not getting any readings from my DHT22 sensor. What steps should I take to address this? A: If the sensor is not providing any readings, recheck the connections, confirm the sensor’s compatibility with the WeMos D1 Mini, and ensure that the sensor library and code are properly configured. Additionally, test the sensor on a different microcontroller or development board if possible.

Q: How do I know if my DHT22 sensor is malfunctioning? A: Malfunctioning signs include consistently erratic readings, no response from the sensor, or physical damage. Testing the sensor in different environments and checking for variations in readings can help determine its functionality.

Q: Are there specific environmental conditions that might affect DHT22 sensor performance? A: Yes, extreme temperatures, high humidity, and rapid temperature changes can impact the sensor’s accuracy and reliability. Consider calibrating the sensor for specific environmental conditions and providing adequate protection against moisture and contaminants.

Q: Are there any best practices for optimizing DHT22 sensor performance? A: Best practices include using stable power sources, implementing proper signal conditioning, and ensuring proper grounding. Additionally, consider incorporating error-checking mechanisms in your code and periodically calibrating the sensor for accurate readings.