Problem This Project Solves
This IOT project utilizes temperature sensors and GPS modules to make temperature and humidity data comparisons between specific locations of your choosing. Essentially, this creates a personal weather station or temperature monitor that takes advantage of reduced cost and simplicity of IOT devices. This project can be used for many temperature monitoring applications. The devices can be placed in any location with a power supply and an internet connection. The sensors can be used for interior or exterior measurements provided that they are properly mounted.
After collecting data successfully, it was found that temperature, humidity and location data could be easily compared, opening this project up to a large range of useful applications. Significant uses of this project could range from a personal weather station or thermistor to a temperature alert system in a manufacturing facility. Temperature monitoring can be an important element in multiple industries. Engineering advantages of temperature monitors include real time temperature tracking, productivity improvement, Equipment monitoring, and more. The data from these sensors is published to the cloud and can be viewed from anywhere with an internet connection. The data can then be exported to other internet connected apps and services such as the IFTTT app and Google Drive.
Why Would Someone Want it?
In this project, temperature data can be compared and utilized alongside GPS data. The implementation of a GPS module allows for position, velocity and timing information, opening up more possible temperature monitoring applications. Anyone interested in GPS data and temperature monitoring may find this project useful. This project may also be of use to those looking for a simple, low cost alternative to personal weather monitoring or those who want to learn about IOT through a beginners project.
What Makes This Solution Novel?
- Ability to compare temperature data alongside GPS data
- Potential to make a temperature monitoring array using multiple devices and sensors in different locations.
- Low cost
- Compact Design
- Easy to assemble and install
- Data output to internet connected apps and services
- Can be programmed for different applications
How are your newly acquired IOT skills allowing you to bring such a solution alive?
To a beginner in IOT technology, this project introduced many essential skills. Skills used in this project were programming, IOT intercommunication, sensor utilization, soldering, breadboard circuitry, wiring, and problem solving. Of the skills, programming could be considered the most essential due to its ability to allow the device to function, output data to the particle cloud and bring the device to life.
Link To Live Temperature Data: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_yMWLW_bvvsj71vIieML3igrkP7uT7vQY4j3kv-CcZc/edit?usp=sharing
Link To Live Humidity Data: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VUGy4AG7Rgt9Vfc6cYq0YVYGfh1Vd2DklvOJNQYYiPg/edit?usp=sharing