How hot is my condo?

May 28, 2012 § 6 Comments

OK, got the Cosm.com feed working.

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§ 6 Responses to How hot is my condo?

  • d says:

    Doh! Lost signal (I think) a little after midnight. This is going to take some work. These XBee’s are having a hard time with some pretty vanilla construction issues. The transmitter and receiver were only 25-30 feet apart, one outside behind a large window, one inside.

  • d says:

    It’s alive. Again. Configured an old G4 Mac Mini running OS X 10.5.8 to run the python code to upload temps. This is good. I’ll set it up headless by the window and see if I can get it to see the signal from the Xbee in a plastic container on our terrace…

  • jaldilabs says:

    Crap, batteries are dead, batteries reading ~0.75 V (I use 2xAA batteries and an adjustable boost circuit from Pololu). They lasted only about a month. Time to start working on that solar power supply…

    New batts in 8:41AM 6.26.12

    • d says:

      New batts at 11:40AM on 7.16.12. Clearly not sustainable. I have another project in the works, but will return to solar powering this thing in August.

  • d says:

    Off, until I get the solar working…

  • […] a circuit to supplement battery power on the TMP36 temperature sender. Unfortunately, I have a long way to go before I fully understand what I’m dealing with […]

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