@packetbob I should just give you direct access to my paypal account
I’ll take one of these. kits
The reason I found VHS in the first place was I was looking for a way of taking the temperature of a lake and post it onto a web page in real time. After much searching I found tuxgraphics.org and bought a couple of kits from them:
tuxgraphics.org: Temperature measurement and equipment control over the internet My first sensor was a DS18S20 in the TO-92 format, so I had to shrink tube and epoxy everything up myself.
This also got my interest in electronics re-kindled, something I used to dabble in as a teenager.
A friend suggesed I take a look at something called an Arduino, which led me to the Vancouver Hackspace on 45 West Hastings and the rest is history.
I have since replaced the original kit with Arduino’s with ethernet shields as the harsh winters and elements cause the board to fail every few years. I use a “home brew” PoE to power the board by using a 5v wall wart and using the spare ethernet pairs over a CAT5 cable I buried underground down to the lake. I have a Linux box in the house that does a “wget” and dumps the output into a file. The script that grabs a webcam image from my IP camera inserts/embeds the temperature into the image via the ImageMagick “convert” command. It’s worked well over the years