USB Temperature Sensor / Probe with Linux Compatibility

Discussion in 'Coding, Scripting & Programming' started by drmike, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

    May 13, 2013
    Anyone out here doing any work with USB attached temperature sensors / probes?

    Looking for gear recommendation for USB temperature sensor / module / etc.   Prefer something finished, in a case aside from maybe a probe arm.

    Linux compatibility is the key here. 

    Anyone using such a device or can recommend one? (not interested in raw Raspberry Pi io-style modules/projects).
  2. HalfEatenPie

    HalfEatenPie The Irrational One Retired Staff

    Mar 25, 2013
    Double posted there!
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  3. pcan

    pcan New Member

    May 16, 2013
    I had very good results from Yocto-thermocouple Very good software support for any OS, including Linux. This USB interface is supplied with two basic (and flimsy) thermocouples. In my application I used standard rugged industrial thermocouples to measure the burning chamber temperature of a owen. The temperature data is then stored on a mysql database to plot the temperature profile of each burning cycle. The owen must reach a specific temperature to break down hazardous chemicals, so reliability is the key of this application, because a missing record could be fined.
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  4. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

    May 13, 2013
    Yocto makes AWESOME stuff.  

    Totally great recommendation!!!
  5. TurnkeyInternet

    TurnkeyInternet Active Member Verified Provider

    Sep 30, 2014
    We've used IT Watchguard devices, it's not USB but you mentioned external - and this is simply a stand alone network / tcp-ip device that sends you the alert.

    We have clients who use them in their own racks to monitor things in addition to what we already do with our central system.  It's a good 1-off monitor device for a single client.
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  6. rds100

    rds100 New Member Verified Provider

    May 18, 2013
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