What is it? Thermocouple for the Particle Photon or Electron. Just add a Photon, connect your probe and plug the stick into a USB power pack to make an Internet connected thermocouple sensor. Put t...Read More…
Thermocouple for the Particle Photon or Electron. Just add a Photon, connect your probe and plug the stick into a USB power pack to make an Internet connected thermocouple sensor.
Put the thermocouple probe in your BBQ and hey presto, Internet connected BBQ!
Just add a Photon or Electron and a K-Type thermocouple probe.
I needed to measure high temperatures in an oven, above the range of the normal thermistors, to monitor the drying of silica gel. Once you get above 100°C (212°F) the usual sensors give up, the thermocouple amplifier on this ThingyStick has a range of from -200°C to 1350°C.
I also use this to measure the reflow temperature profile of my local makespace reflow oven as you can see from the photo. You wouldn't have much left of a thermistor at 240°C!
I stuck a probe onto a blank PCB, connected the Photon to the Wi-Fi, powered the board from the USB port on my laptop, and used Tinamous.com to monitor and record the reflow profile.
Please note that this does NOT include a Photon/Electron or a K-Type thermocouple probe, these need to be purchased separately.
Headers supplied do not support stacking, you will need different stackable headers if you wish to stack multiple sensors.
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The products listed are all open source, more information can be found on the ThingySticks.com website and our GitHub account. They are generally designed to solve a problem I have and want a simple solution for.
Currently all the sticks are based around the Particle Photon or the Electron. They will also work with the Bluz which is pin compatible with the Photon.
Please feel free to suggest new "Sticks" I'm always interested in trying out different internet connected things.
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