The graphics in this post will no longer work now that I have started a new project with this particle.
Now that I’ve mastered (!) publishing sensor readings from a Particle device and visualizing them with ThingSpeak, it’s time to step up my game a little bit. I have an old BMP180 temperature and pressure sensor that I thought was toast. I’m glad I didn’t throw it out because it seems to be working well.
I was interested in this sensor because it reports two values. If I want to send both values to ThingSpeak using the Particle tutorial, I would have to set up two webhooks (and possibly two channels). That seems like a lot of work. I sought an alternative. The particle community has several discussions (such as this one) that show how to do it.
I am continuing my exploration of the particle devices. This time, I have a Xenon that is connected to a TMP36 temperature sensor sitting in my office at home. Every second, it updates a variable on the cloud that contains the current temperature of my office.
I recently purchased a few particles in part because they are little devices that are named after elements that allow you to connect sensors to the internet; what about these items does not scream BoBtheChemist?
I’m currently running through some tutorials and am sure to forget a thing or three, so I’m going to chronicle my experience in hopes to (a) have a central repository for my work, (b) show that my website does have some activity (c) possibly serve as a resource for the 1-2 bots that frequent my website.