I’m making a BBQ thermometer and I need some advice. I didn’t want to use an Arduino because I wanted Wifi and I didn’t want to use a Raspberry Pi, cause I feel that it’s overkill. I’ll be using several probes, and possibly an LCD screen and micro SD card for logging the data. Future additions would be to add a blower fan for heating up the coals in the BBQ and a PID to control it.
I’d like a graph of the temp of each probe over time. But what I can’t figure out is the interface. I’d like for the Photon to be able to present a web page with the graph, but I don’t know if it’s too slow.
Here are the options I have come up with:
Photon logs data to a server - I have a web server at home that could capture the data and present he graph. But this also seems overkill.
Mobile app - Photon communicates data to mobile app which displays the graph. I feel like this would be slow since the mobile app would need to request the data since it last refreshed which would be slow.
I’d like to make this project accessible to the community so easy of use is a “nice to have”.
What do you think is the best option?