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    Thread: Wifi thermometer

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      Wifi thermometer

      Hi, any advice for a wifi thermometer that does a decent job? I'm uk based. I have used a seneye before on my reef but didn't want the expense of a sws etc just for temperature. Any help appreciated

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      Quote Originally Posted by Dom3454 View Post
      Hi, any advice for a wifi thermometer that does a decent job? I'm uk based. I have used a seneye before on my reef but didn't want the expense of a sws etc just for temperature. Any help appreciated
      I built mine from a raspberry pi. Works pretty good and is expandable to perform more functions at a relatively low cost. Parts needed are a raspberry pi, with built in wifi preferred ($35), so waterproof temp sensors ($5), an SD card, case, and a single resistor


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      I dis try this with my reef years ago to build a doser. It got complicated and never finished. How simple is it and is there a link to instructions for this? Also how do you waterproof it or can it just be run a metre so it would fit in my shed? Presume I could do that with a WiFi booster plug.

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      Let me look up the link I used to get the idea started for me. The instructions are really good and thorough.
      You could get a waterproof pi for the case, or make your own.
      I flooded my pi 3 times and it still works, so they are resilient


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      I have a security camera looking after the pond. I just stick a pond thermometer in front of it. Weatherproofed.

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      That could be a good option as I already have a camera. Not sure the camera would last outdoors though unless I find a thermometer with a long wire.

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      Here is the link with good instructions on setting up a Rapsberry Pi Temperature Monitor
      https://www.homebrewtalk.com/threads.../#post-6046710


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      Quote Originally Posted by KoiRun View Post
      I have a security camera looking after the pond. I just stick a pond thermometer in front of it. Weatherproofed.

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      Thanks for the options every1. I think the camera option may be better for now as I already have a camera but not sure if it is waterproof so will have to look into that

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