New sensor shipment

It took a while before the package arrived, but here they are:

10 1-Wire DS18B20 sensors

10 1-Wire DS18B20 sensors

These sensors are going to be used to monitor the floor heating. This floor heating is made of 5 groups which can be controlled separately (manually, however 🙁 ).

In the coming fall i want to be able to monitor the temperature decrease in each group and see what happens when i turn the knobs.. I’m not sure if this will be another job for a JeeNode with XBee or that i’ll use the EDS HA7Net this time because it’s in the neighborhood monitoring the central heating and hot water usage and it still has plenty of capacity for 10 more sensors, so we’ll see.

I don’t know where i got the idea from, probably because i went through a lot of RC hardware lately but those who don’t like soldering wires to these small DS18B20 sensor should consider this:

DS18B20 in a RC servo connector

DS18B20 in a RC servo connector

A DS18B20 fits perfectly in a RC servo connector; they come with 3 wires and you can buy these connectors in any RC hobby shop; this picture only shows the connector without the wire, cause i cut it off years ago for whatever reason. The male connector on the other end of the wire will fit (with a little bit of help) in a 0.1″ raster, like a breadboard..  good for building a test setup without any soldering!

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