Thermometer

(Really Expensive)

Welcome to the Internet of Silly Things....IoST.

I had a Phidgets USB board sitting around, and 5 temperature sensors, and time on my hands, so I finally got around to hooking them up to a computer, added some python code to read the sensors and write the temperature values to a rollover log file, added some python code to read the latest finished log and transfer the values to a db at my website, and added some PHP to read the DB, and draw a graph of temperatures at times of day.

And thus, the world's most expensive home thermometers; a computer on 24/7 to run the board hardware and logging software, an internet, an ISP providing the machines to support the remote database and provide page views.


Here are a couple of canned links.

or use a datepicker


Of course, one thing leads to another. I found one can download historical weather data from various weather stations maintained by Environment Canada. I found the station closest to my house, and downloaded all the 2018 records for that station and added them to a new database. And then reused my thermo code to access the new database.

So far, I have the one year and one station, but the rest is just a matter of downloading more data....

or use a datepicker for the EC data

or use a history picker for the EC data


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