The Mini-Temperature Sensor is part of the Sensible Living family of wireless sensors. It works just like the original but is ¼ the size, half the price and operates for a year on a single coin cell battery.
Like the rest of the Sensible Living sensors, it requires the Desktop Application and Receiver (sold separately). The Mini-Temperature Sensor module typically stands on a shelf or table or can be attached to a wall (using the included adhesive Velcro pad) in a room where you want to monitor the temperature. The module measures the temperature once per hour and sends it to the receiver. The Mini-Temperature sensor will operate for more than a year on a single coin cell battery and can report either Fahrenheit or Celsius, simply select your preference when you place your order.
Like the rest of the Sensible Living sensor family it is designed as a low power, battery operated, sensor that sleeps most of the time and wakes up once per hour (default setting) and updates its status.
The Sensible Living Receiver and Desktop application (sold separately) are designed to work with the Mini-Temperature Sensor. The Desktop App can then be configured to send you a message if the room is ever too warm or cold. Using the Chart display you can also see the temperature of your room over time.
I wanted to monitor and log the temperature in parts of my home to see if the central air was balanced properly. The master bedroom always seemed colder than the rest of the house. All of these were built to address specific needs around my home and for my family.
If you are interested in playing with wireless sensors this is an inexpensive and easy way to get started. These sensors are ATTIny85 based. They are a little more difficult to program than their bigger brothers (no monitor or boot loader) but still simple once you get the hang of it. I use the USBTinyISP from AdaFruit to program them and the ATTINY85 (External 8MHZ clock) board package in the Arduino IDE. Contact me for schematics and sketches or for more information.
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