Rabbit bedroom temperature monitoring with Arduino
So - we've insulated the sleeping room (originally a garden cushion box) for the rabbits and mounted a heating panel that should keep it between 12˚C and 15˚C. But we need to keep an eye on it.
I could just get a cheap thermometer with remote unit from a hardware store - but how to check how the temperature varies over time?
Let's play with an arduino instead :)
I started with this tutorial from raywenderlich.com. It's using OneWire temperature sensors called DS18B20. I'm also going to use an ethernet connection with PoE to avoid having to have a separate power supply to the board.
I also modified the code by grabbing the latest onewire and dallas libraries and changed the output from JSON to a format that it is easy to write a munin script around.
The circuit I have ended up with is:
And breadboarded for testing it looks like:
- Arduino Uno
- Arduino Ethernet Shield with PoE
- 2x DS18B20 (I chose these pre-cabled waterproofed ones to save time and make mounting easier)
- 2x 4k7Ω resistors
- 1x 330Ω resistor
- 1 LED
It's all on github