[nSLUG] External temperature sensor

Dop Ganger nslug at fop.ns.ca
Sun Dec 9 16:59:56 AST 2007


On Sun, 9 Dec 2007, Gerald wrote:

> Short version: I need something to read room temperature for my Linux
> firewall.

Short answer: Hook up a thermistor to a joystick port. See, for example, 
http://www.techedge.com.au/tech/pcthermo.htm . You will need to calibrate 
it with a thermometer and a jug of water, but for around $2 in parts it's 
cheaper than anything you can buy.

Cheers... Dop.



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