pool/spa temperature sensor for VeraLite???
Any advice/directions regarding how implementing pool/spa temperature sensor for my VeraLite?
I stumbled across mysensors.org and then https://github.com/mysensors/Vera but I still bit confused. Is the mysensors project something that could solve what I'm after, and what would the solution look like? i.e. would I need an Arduino board + temperature probe, plus some Arduino software from mysensors.org, plus then a VeraLite plugin from code from https://github.com/mysensors/Vera? Wonder how complicated it all would be.
i have a pool controller i built around an arduino and have nearly finished rebuilding around mySensors and Vera for instrumentation, datamine and pump control.
Ive been wanting to do a writeup about it...but not got there yet.
But to answer your question, yes you will need a temp sensor in the pool plumbing. I made mine by drilling out a 1/4 BSP stainless steel bolt in which i embedded a temp sensor.. this bolt is then insterted into the pvc pipe....
here's a pic
This then connects to the controller which does a bit more, but could just be as simple as the example.... http://www.mysensors.org/build/temp
The temperature example also suggest a waterproof sensor. Should be enough to get you started
@Anticimex - thanks, starting to understanding things now
@gregl - Which sensor did you use?
I just googled "waterproof DS18b20" and got waterproof versions coming back like http://www.adafruit.com/product/381 . So I guess with one of these (in place of the one mentioned in the example) everything should work?
PS. Is there a way to get a "email notification" for any updates to a forum topic here? Haven't found how to do this yet...
PSS. The temperature reported into VeraLite would then be accessible by any LUA code I write/use within VeraLite then? (haven't got this far, but I'd like to use the temperature to control other devices)
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@callagga Yes DS18B20 - really easy to use!
ok - thanks guys