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USB probe for raspberry pi or android apk

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I'm very interested in using fido for several projects. We just filled up a freezer with beef and it is not in the most accessible location to notice if it is broken. But there is WiFi!

I'm interested in both the raspberry pi as well as the android phone version. The easiest and cheapest for me is the android since I have an old gsm galaxy nexus with screen issues but that runs fine for short periods of screen on time and perfect for screen off. Is the apk available to setup reporting if I buy the 3.5mm headphone thermometer and an extension cord?

I'd be interested in the raspberry pi version as well, but the USB temper1 sensor seems to be unavailable.

One feature I'd love to see is a daily text or email that basically says "still running, current temp is -20°c". I'm the paranoid type and don't fully trust technology.

Thanks!

R.J. Steinert's picture

Hi packplantpath, We also found the supply of the Temper1 USB sensor to be lacking. We started developing the software to support the DHT11 sensor that attaches to the GrovePi. It's all pretty experimental at this point but we could get you a download of the Raspberry Pi software to make it work if you are interested. The Android version was just an idea but not one we've had time to implement. There is the Thermodo sensor, which given the right app, could serve your use case pretty well. Here's a list of some apps that work with Thermodo. Hub could be a candidate but I think it's only for iOS. There is an SDK, so, given enough pizza and soda a developer like me could make an app that does notifications from Android.