After playing with Ubidots and seeing how easy it is to get sensor data logged and graphed over the internet using the Spark Core and more importantly how simple it is to setup email or text message alert events based on your sensor data I wanted to try something new and useful for me.
My fridge does not get my pop as cold as I like it even though its on the coldest setting. I like to drink pop thats almost frozen, key word is ALMOST Frozen So I find myself putting a single pop in the freezer from the fridge to cool it down some more before drinking it. Alot of the time I simply get side tracked and forget that its in the fridge and the drink ends up frozen so you can’t drink it or it simply explodes and causes a big mess
So I started thinking that it would be cool if I put one of these Spark Core’s to good use by having it send temp data from the contact less temp sensor shown above to Ubidots.com . Once I have the sensor data flowing to Ubidots I can then setup email / text message alerts to be sent to my phone. These text message alerts will show up on my Pebble Watch as a notification letting me know my pop’s temp as it moves towards freezing. So I can tell Ubidots to send me a message when the pop is at its perfect temp so I know when to go get it out of the freezer at the perfect time vs forgetting and letting it completely freeze or explode.
With this new touch-less infrared temp sensor I can basically sit the can directly over the top of it and only measure the soda can temp.
All I need to accomplish this real quick is to get the Arduino code ported over to the Spark Core. I’m hoping this is something that @peekay123 can whip up easily
Once I have this working I’ll make simple disk shaped enclosure the size of a hockey puck that I can sit a can or bottle on to measure its temp easily. I’ll post a Project Share thread once I have the code to get the temp sensor working.