Adding Light and Temperature

Since i removed a bunch of MS13 sensors recently, i am missing some input on what is going on at several places in our home. So while i was making a list of things i need in the near future, i realized i should extend the motion sensors a bit more, or otherwise i would lose the dark/light sensor the MS13 provided. And why not add temperature as well; cause that would mean i could do without the Oregon sensors also. I mean, why use 2 sensor devices (one only for temperature and another one for motion and light) when you can combine it all into one? Let’s have a look at temperature…

I still have 10 DS1820 1-Wire sensors somewhere from the days when i started with Domotica, but i never used them; maybe now i finally found a purpose for them? Let’s connect a few to an Arduino and see if  i can get a temperature reading:

Arduino with 3 x DS1820

Arduino with 3 x DS1820

And of course, there’s a library to use 1-Wire devices with an Arduino.. so before i knew it, i was polling the temperature of 3 DS1820s 🙂

Addr:10 6C 5 CA 0 8 0 C3  Temp=25.50 grC
Addr:10 33 EC 3 1 8 0 E1  Temp=25.50 grC
Addr:10 FB 90 C9 0 8 0 1A  Temp=25.50 grC

Addr:10 6C 5 CA 0 8 0 C3  Temp=25.50 grC
Addr:10 33 EC 3 1 8 0 E1  Temp=25.50 grC
Addr:10 FB 90 C9 0 8 0 1A  Temp=25.50 grC

Addr:10 6C 5 CA 0 8 0 C3  Temp=25.50 grC
Addr:10 33 EC 3 1 8 0 E1  Temp=25.50 grC
Addr:10 FB 90 C9 0 8 0 1A  Temp=25.50 grC

Add an additional LDR and I’m done; ready to replace a large part of all my sensors: all remaining MS13s and most of my Oregon Scientific Temperature & Humidity sensors with my own 🙂

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