Category Archive: Sensors

Jun 28

AlarmingTweet Entered in Make it Tweet Contest

AlarmingTweet

I built a new project I called AlarmingTweet for the Adafruit Make it Tweet contest at Instructables.  The project adds tweeting capabilities to the GE 45142 Choice-Alert Wireless Control Center Alarm system. The Choice-Alert system allows you to wirelessly connect up to 16 different sensors across 4 zones. You can purchase door/window sensors, motion detectors, …

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Jun 19

Waterproof DS18B20 probe at Adafruit

As luck would have it, about a week or two after building the DS18B20 temperature probe from scratch since I didn’t want to wait for it to ship from China, Adafruit has added a similar probe to their product lineup. The Adafruit probe looks very similar to the Arduino-Direct one, but Adafruit is US based …

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Jun 06

DS18B20 Temperature Probe

Solder and heat shrink wires

Although the form factor for the DS18B20 1-Wire sensor boxes I built for the Easy Arduino 1-Wire Sensor Network are relatively small my friend thought an even smaller probe type version would be nice to have for using in places where the phone jack box would be too obtrusive. It would also be nice to …

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Apr 21

First SMT solder job

SMT DS2438A

I am working on a new sensor for my 1-Wire network using the Maxim DS2438A, which is only available in the SOIC-8 package. I haven’t done any work with SMT devices up to this point, so this was first for me. I ordered a SOIC to DIP Adapter from Sparkfun to go with the DS2438A …

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Apr 18

Seriot Version 1.0 Released

After building the 1-Wire sensor network with my friend, we needed some way to log the data. I searched for several solutions and in the end wound up writing a small application to do it. At the same time I found ThingSpeak and figured I might as well add support for that as well. The …

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