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Old 12-15-19, 04:17 PM   #1
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Default Wireless temperature sensors that support logging?

I'm looking to find a way to monitor temperatures from multiple locations. I'm trying to monitor supply and return temperatures from the furnace, as well as the temperature outside, and the temperature for each of the 4 levels of the house. Is there a handy tool that allows me to have a bunch of wireless sensors that to together to log temperature data? I search Amazon and it seems the closest I can find to this is a 3 sensor system plus base station, which would be enough if I decided to ignore certain things that I would like to monitor, but it doesn't log.

I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas.

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You might try the RC airplane world. I know they have wireless telemetry sensors but not to what extent they could help.
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Try this outfit: https://www.onsetcomp.com/products?f...bulary_14%3A54. They make quality products at a reasonable price.

A couple of us used some of their MX2001 and U20 water level and barometric pressure sensors for a research project last summer. They worked well.
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ESP8266 temperature sensor modules sending measurements to a Raspberry Pi.
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Old 12-22-19, 11:45 PM   #5
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ESP8266 temperature sensor modules sending measurements to a Raspberry Pi.
This looks like the level of functionality I was looking for. The price point is nice. I'm still trying to figure out all the pieces I'll need to get this working, but I think I'll figure it out. I'm looking at the instructables link and some of the spec sheet stuff and can feel my brain drooling a little bit. It seems like these Arduino and Rasberry Pi systems should be simple but I'm really going to need to dig into it to get my head around it all.
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If you use an 8266 and an Arduino, chances are very good you can copy the code from the internet. Most sites will give you code and a wiring diagram for free.
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Check out the dewpoint monitor I made https://ecorenovator.org/forum/showthread.php?t=5023 this uses UDP to communicate rather than MQTT so no need for a MQTT broker. I also use the same method using UDP to communicate with wireless thermostats.

Although I'm not logging (which is easy enough to add) I display all my sensors as individual web pages on a combined single page.


If you use the ESP8266 to log the data then just be aware that it has EEPROM memory so you can destroy the memory if you write to the same location too many times. It may be better to add SD card support and log your data there as there is better wear levelling support built in.

Let me know if you need any help.

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