As if there there hasn’t been enough projects with temperature and humidity sensors I’ve got another one! First off I must introduce you to Spike, my favorite little reptile. He’s the basis for this project.
As with most reptiles, Spike needs a pretty constant temperature and humidity level in his cage. Right now I just monitor his Temp and Humidity by little gauges stuck to the glass. While these work fine when I’m home I’d like to be able to monitor his environment while I’m away for the weekend.
On to the actual project: I’d like to use the my newly ordered Core to take environmental readings in his cage and upload them Apache on my Raspberry Pi. Ideally I’d love to have graph of the readings and an average over the last hour or so. I’d also like to be able to control his heat lamps, day lights, and heated rock (yes, he’s spoiled) from the web. I’d also like to have all the above on a schedule.
If I really wanted to add to the complication I’d add a webcam and have it viewable on the same page. I’m a Systems Admin by day, and very much a newbie when it comes to the world of Arduino’s and open source projects. Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated and welcomed.
I’ve seen lots of projects in the Arduino world that use the SainSmart 8-Channel Relay Module so that was my first thought for the relay control. I’m undecided on the humidity / temp monitoring, but this was an option I was looking at: AM2302