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TEMPer v1.4 USB Thermometer Temperature Recorder review

TEMPer v1.4 USB Thermometer Temperature Recorder review
4 (80%) 7 votes

TEMPer v1.4 is a great little gadget.
I bought this of dx.com for under $10 with free shipping all the way to Denmark!

Here is a quick review of what i think about the device.

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Temperature measuring using Linux and Raspberry Pi

Temperature measuring using Linux and Raspberry Pi
3.68 (73.64%) 22 votes

The story

I have a small server room, with some rack servers, NAS’s, VMware ESXi’s and other fun stuff, but I had one problems.. in the summer it got really hot, and I had to open the window to let fresh air in, and the old out to lower the temperature again, but I never knew when it was too hot, so i had to drive by the server room once or twice a day to manually feel if it was too hot..

This was a problem, because sometimes I was not home, or sometimes I forgot, or just had no time to drive by to check the temp.
Having a temperature sensor in the room, from a freezer or something like that didn’t help me much, since I still had to drive by to check it manually.

So I had to make something I was able to get the room temperature from, over the internet/lan, and thats when I decided to make my network thermometer.

I looked for weeks on the internet for a good guide about this, but none of them worked. so I decided to write my own to help others with the same problem out.

This post will be about

How to make your own network thermometer, using open source software and a cheap USB temperature sensor!

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