Robert G. Brown
rgb at phy.duke.edu
Wed Nov 19 07:52:38 EST 2003
On Tue, 18 Nov 2003, Geoff Galitz wrote:
> I need to put together a little system which can
> monitor the temperature of a machine room, and
> when a certain threshold is reached, trigger a
> program to run.
> I can handle the software side, but I'm not really
> sure where to begin looking on the hardware side.
> I've been to a few engineering web sites and catalogues
> but haven't really found just what I need in terms of
> hardware. I am looking for a temperature sensor that
> can simply go high or low when the threshold is reached.
> Any recommendations?
There are a bunch of links on
for temperature sensors, and there is even a place where you can get a
"kit" of components and build your own. Prices for read to run
solutions range from $100-200 on up to netbotz, which can be pretty
expensive but which have lots of fabulous features and sensors.
> If there is already a device or howto out there on how to
> do this, that would be great too.
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