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Pool Temp monitor

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:00 am
by keiranwyllie
Trying not to spam this Showcase folder however I'm really enjoying playing around with Arduino and learning, learning, learning...so here's my really quick latest project.

Using the following:
* Arduino Uno
* DS18B20 Waterproof Temperature Sensor
* 16x2 LCD (I2C)

I'm going to test it with a standard 9V battery connected however I may contemplate running a small solar panel on the roof down to it. No real need (at the moment) to know what the water temp is at night lol

Now, any suggestions on a nice little case for the LCD and Arduino???

Re: Pool Temp monitor

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:12 am
by keiranwyllie
Ended up swapping to a NodeMCU and putting everything in a nice small enclosure. Works great with a battery however the next step is to run it off solar...just have to work out the best way to drop it from 12VDC to 5VDC.

Any suggestions??

Re: Pool Temp monitor

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:27 am
by steve_w
Nice project, where and how did you mount the sensor?

regards

Steve W

Re: Pool Temp monitor

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:30 am
by keiranwyllie
It dangles in the pool lol

Re: Pool Temp monitor

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:01 am
by steve_w
keiran wyllie

I want to put my sensor in the pool plumbing and was looking for some advice as to install it. Any ideas

regards

Steve W

Re: Pool Temp monitor

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:06 pm
by keiranwyllie
Steve W.

You should be able to insert the probe into a pipe by drilling a suitable size hole and ensuring that is effectively sealed. My only concern would be whether water is in the plumbing at all times. My understanding is that it's only got water when the pump is running.