PieLover1989
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Copying Sensorpush Sensor Temperatur and Humidity

Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:12 am

Hey All,

One quick question: I want to know, if Rasberry Pi can be used to measure temperatur and humidity (every minute or even second).

This is what I want to build: https://www.growmart.eu/Sensorpush-Blue ... meter.html

Any chance this is even possible?

Best regards,

Pete :)

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Re: Copying Sensorpush Sensor Temperatur and Humidity

Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:54 am

Main issue you will have is creating the app on the mobile.

It’s highly unlikely (and possibly illegal) to match the device data transfer to use their app but there are many ways to simulate that.

As you are new to the forum (welcome by the way) and I guess the Pi, I would start at the basics.

Hardware wise I would look at the breakout modules and boards from https://shop.pimoroni.com/collections/electronics, these plug into a base module and have plenty of source code to get you going.

I would also look at the MagPi magazines https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/ for an intro to the Pi (esp the getting started ones) and when you start to understand the basics of the Pi ecosystem have a read of https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/issue ... o-zero-v1/

Be warned, this is a very time consuming hobby and can drive you nuts some days - but it’s really really fun :lol:
Need Pi spray - these things are breeding in my house...

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Re: Copying Sensorpush Sensor Temperatur and Humidity

Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:18 am

PieLover1989 wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:12 am
Hey All,

One quick question: I want to know, if Rasberry Pi can be used to measure temperatur and humidity (every minute or even second).

This is what I want to build: https://www.growmart.eu/Sensorpush-Blue ... meter.html

Any chance this is even possible?

Best regards,

Pete :)
It is most certainly possible but like the previous post mentioned, it would be time-consuming.

There may be other options, depending on what you want to accomplish. If you just want to monitor, record and visualize some sensors, there are some pre-made programs for the Pi you could use, like Kootnet Sensors. If you wanted to create the program yourself and really figure out how to get things working, then I also recommend starting with the Pimoroni sensors, as they have decent Python code to get you started AND you can use a "Garden Breakout" to try multiple sensors without having to solder anything.
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Re: Copying Sensorpush Sensor Temperatur and Humidity

Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:33 am

Hey PieLover.. Yes as said above you could.. But perhaps these projects which use similar Off the shelf BLE sensors might give you a clearer picture of just how a Pi could be used very easily with little effort beyond a bit of cut and paste at the cli to interface with such devices and use the sensor input for display, logging, or even as the input to further processing to derive further output or actions..

https://zsiti.eu/xiaomi-mijia-hygrother ... pberry-pi/

https://github.com/ThomDietrich/miflora-mqtt-daemon


While phone apps seem useful they frequently demand excessive privileges over data and h/w in your device And a Pi makes an ideal substitute to run only the code YOU WANT to execute in response to any sensor readings you may take. And It hardly makes sense that your phone needs to handshake with servers in china? just so you can read the sensor that is 3 feet from you when you set it up..

Instead of a Phone app you host either a webpage or a dashboard on the pi which you can use your phone or any browser enabled device to connect and open to display your data and controls.

If using mqtt as in both examples above Node Red provides a very quick method to develop a dashboard interface for any controls and displays of data.

While Mammoth Projects can develop interesting and useful results, its best to stick with stuff you can accomplish most of if not all on a sunday afternoon when starting out ;)

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