Computing stuff tied to the physical world

More room sensors

In Hardware on Oct 30, 2009 at 00:01

I’m getting ready to install a new round of room sensors around the house. Am using the remaining prototype boards, now that the final version is ready:


Some rooms here don’t really need relatively expensive SHT11 sensors and some places don’t need a motion sensor, hence the variation across these 6 new units.

These boards require some patches, as described earlier, for use with the EPIR sensor, i.e. the three leftmost boards shown above.

The patches are easy to apply on the back of these little boards:


That’s a 4.7 kΩ pull-up for the DS18B20 1-wire sensor, and a 100 kΩ pull-up for the EPIR.

Installing these will bring the total to 10 active nodes, but that’s still not the end of the story. Once everything is done, I’ll have 16 JeeNodes with room boards and sensors watching over this house. It’ll be interesting to see how the temperature changes across the different rooms, and what humidity levels are reached in the basement and beneath the house once winter sets in…

  1. Very cool. Does this imply that the final version is available in the store now or that it is on the way back from China?

    • They new boards came in yesterday, but I haven’t had a chance yet to test them. Soon, I hope.

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