For our Fall 2020 MEGR 3171 group project, we decided to create a city to city comparison of temperature and humidity for Pineville and Charlotte. We used a DHT11 temperature and humidity sensor per each Argon with one located at Nick's residence in Charlotte and one located at Joe's residence in Pineville. The data for each sensor is published and sent to both Argon's to be displayed on the LCD at each location. The data was also sent to ThingSpeak for data collection.
Access to the ThingSpeak data can be obtained at the link below.
Two videos were created to show the implementation of the sensors and displays at each location. Those videos were posted to our YouTube accounts and the links are listed below for public viewing.
We had also wanted to implement a barometric sensor; however, the sensor we obtained (DPS310) did not have a Particle library available to implement. Though the hardware for the sensor was functional, we were unable to obtain the data being generated without the necessary libraries. We attempted to adapt the Arduino library for Particle compatibility, but given the lack of a detailed walkthrough on how to accomplish that our attempts were unsuccessful. This may be implemented at a later date if the library issue can be resolved.
With this current setup, some other sensors that could be implemented are a different barometric sensor (one with an existing Particle library), wind speed sensor, and/or a sunlight sensor, though it may make sense to expand the display capabilities for the additional readouts.