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19 Jan 2015


by Joe @ hobbyelectronics.net:

This project was built to monitor the temperature of one of our computer rooms at work that has rather temperamental air-conditioning. The maximum temperature can be set, and if this is exceeded an alarm is activated.The unit gives a continuous display of current temperature and it’s possible for the constructor to change the device program firmware or display board.

LED display Over Temperature Alarm - [Link]

10 Jan 2015


by Husham Samir @ instructables.com:

A temperature data logger, is a portable measurement device that is able to recording temperature over a defined period of time automatically. The data can be retrieved and viewed after it has been recorded. In this device the temperature will record every one minutes in CSV file.

Temperature Data Logger - [Link]

8 Jan 2015


by Steve Taranovich @ edn.com:

The BME680 from Bosch Sensortec is the world’s first environmental sensor combining pressure, humidity, temperature, and indoor air quality in a single 3×3mm2 package.

The new IC enables mobile devices and wearables to monitor indoor air quality measurement in a low power, small footprint package. The level of integration is what makes this solution so attractive as well as Bosch’s capabilities with software algorithms for a full solution.

The IC will enable multiple new capabilities for portable and mobile devices such as air quality measurement, personalized weather stations, indoor navigation, fitness monitoring, home automation, and other applications for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Combo MEMS sensor solution with integrated gas sensor - [Link]

8 Jan 2015


by Jason Poel Smith @ makezine.com:

When working in extreme temperatures it is important to monitor your body temperature. In freezing weather, your fingers and toes get numb and you can develop frostbite without even noticing it. Likewise, if your core body temperature drops too low, you can start to start to suffer the effects of hypothermia before you are aware of it.

So I designed an automatic temperature sensor that will monitor the temperature of your fingers, your toes, and your torso, as well as the outside temperature. This can help you to stay safe when working in extreme cold.

Wearable Temperature Sensors For Working in Extreme Cold - [Link]

7 Jan 2015


Chas over at PNW/Electronics writes:

I came across a stash of iButton T-sense 1-wire sensors.. so I grabbed a couple and decided to check out 1-wire.
Maxim makes a 1-wire device called the DS18B20. It’s a 9-12 bit temperature sensor with the possibility of being powered by parasitic power from the data line. This cuts the signal path down to a single DQ line and a return. A company called iButtonLink produces a nice little wrapper around this device called a T-Sense. There are a couple pieces of software out there that will allow you to hook these up to monitoring systems, I don’t have any though. These devices come with a 64-bit address code and can be daisy-chained which makes having many of these devices monitored very nice.

iButtonLink T-Sense 1-wire sensor (Maxim DS18B20) + PIC 18F14K22 - [Link]

7 Jan 2015


Davide Gironi published a new project an AVR ATmega328 based CO2, temperature and humidity logger and meter:

It logs data feed, CO2 in air in terms of ppm, temperature and humidity to a xively.com feed.
It also display realtime data to user through a 16×2 characters LCD.
This logger it is based on the xively logger you can found here

CO2 meter and Xively logger with NDIR infrared sensor built on AVR ATmega328 - [Link]

5 Jan 2015


“Raz” over embedded-lab.com has written a tutorial on how to interface BMP180 temperature and barometric pressure sensor with Arduino UNO board. The BMP180 is a new generation sensor coming on a LGA package and it’s able to measure pressure in the range of 300 to 1100hPa using low power and achieving low noise measurements. The interface is a standard I2C and sensor is fully factory calibrated. The voltage required to power the IC is 3.3V, so your Arduino must provide 3.3V. On this tutorial the data is displayed on a 1.44″ TFT display and “Raz” moved a step further calculating the altitude from the derived pressure. Code and libraries are supplied on the link below.

Interfacing BMP180 temperature and pressure sensor on Arduino UNO - [Link]

5 Jan 2015


The MCP6V01 auto-zeroed op-amp features an ultra low offset voltage (VOS) and high common mode rejection ratio (CMRR), which makes it applicable to temperature measurement. The MCP6V01 thermocouple auto-zeroed reference design demonstrates how to measure electromotive force (EMF) voltage at the cold junction of the thermocouple in order to accurately measure temperature at the hot junction.

The difference amplifier is implemented using the MCP6V01 and 0.1% tolerance resistors. It amplifies the EMF voltage at the cold junction of the thermocouple. The MCP9800 senses temperature at the type K thermocouple’s connector. It should be located as close as possible to the connector on the PCB. This measurement is used to perform cold junction compensation for the thermocouple measurement. The MCP1541 provides a VREF (4.1V) to the internal 10-Bit ADC of the PIC18F2550 and sets the reference voltage for the difference amplifier. The CVREF is the internal comparator voltage reference of PIC18F2550, which is a 16-tap resistor ladder network that provides a selectable reference voltage. The MCP6001 buffer amplifier eliminates the voltage reference output impedance problem and produces the voltage VSHIFT.

The 2nd order RC low-pass filter that is implemented in this circuit can remove the high frequency noise and aliasing at the ADC input. The ADC of PIC18F2550 completes the analog-to-digital conversion. The data will be transferred to the PC using the USB interface. The thermal management software on PC is used to perform data display to show the real-time temperature and apply cold junction compensation and data linearization to determine the actual temperature of the thermocouple’s hot junction (weld bead).

Thermocouple Auto-Zeroed Reference Design - [Link]

29 Dec 2014


by elektor.com:

A smartphone add-on from Seek Thermal turns your smartphone into a thermal imaging camera. Retailing at $199 the Seek comes in two flavors; one plugs into the lower micro USB connector of an Android device and the other connects to Apple devices running iOS 7.0 or above, which is optimized for the iPhone and iPod touch. At its relatively low price it makes it possible to view temperature gradients and show real-time temperature values on screen that could only previously have been seen with the help of expensive thermal imaging equipment.

Smartphone Thermal Imager - [Link]

24 Dec 2014


A new material may offer a new avenue to room temperature superconductivity according to researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory: R. Colin Johnson @NextGenLog and EE Times.

Superconductivity Exhibited by New Material with Room Temp Hopes - [Link]





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