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Thermometer – what would I need hardware wise?

September 5, 2007 | 9:07 pm

Hi all,

Just had an idea to use Max to create a thermometer program to record temperature where I live.

I can work out the patch as I guess it’s just a matter of the correct math to get the readout.

Does anyone know what kind of hardware I would use to give Max the readout of the temperature?

Sorry if this is an obvious question, but I don’t know.

Any help appreciated.

PS. I am not asking anyone to do this for me or to tell me something I might be able to find out for myself, I just thought that this forum might yield some quicker answers.

Thanks.


September 5, 2007 | 9:38 pm

If you look into the various sensor systems (Tea Box, I-cube, etc.)
most have temperature sensors available. I’m sure you can put one
together for the Arduino, MIDITron, etc. as well. then it’s just a
matter of a simple patch reading the sensor input.

Good luck.

On Sep 5, 2007, at 3:07 PM, Simon wrote:

>
> Hi all,
>
> Just had an idea to use Max to create a thermometer program to
> record temperature where I live.
>
> I can work out the patch as I guess it’s just a matter of the
> correct math to get the readout.
>
> Does anyone know what kind of hardware I would use to give Max the
> readout of the temperature?
>
> Sorry if this is an obvious question, but I don’t know.
>
> Any help appreciated.

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September 5, 2007 | 9:43 pm

hi Simon,

You can get temperature sensors from Infusion
http://infusionsystems.com/catalog/index.php
and maybe some other sensor suppliers. I don’t know how accurate they
are. Of course you’ll also need a sensor interface, of which there
are quite a few, some cheaper than others. You would probably be best
off with a self assmebly or unboxed unit, as that’ll be much cheaper.
I’ll leave the interface recommendation to someone else though, as my
brain is about to collapse from tiredness

HTH

David

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On 5 Sep 2007, at 22:07, Simon wrote:

>
> Hi all,
>
> Just had an idea to use Max to create a thermometer program to
> record temperature where I live.
>
> I can work out the patch as I guess it’s just a matter of the
> correct math to get the readout.
>
> Does anyone know what kind of hardware I would use to give Max the
> readout of the temperature?
>
> Sorry if this is an obvious question, but I don’t know.
>
> Any help appreciated.
>
> PS. I am not asking anyone to do this for me or to tell me
> something I might be able to find out for myself, I just thought
> that this forum might yield some quicker answers.
>
> Thanks.
> –
> Simon


September 5, 2007 | 9:46 pm

Thank you very much indeed!


September 5, 2007 | 9:52 pm

Thanks to you also, David.


September 5, 2007 | 9:56 pm

(as usual) I’d suggest to consult the SensorWiki:
for the sensor: http://www.sensorwiki.org/index.php/Temperature
for the interface: http://www.sensorwiki.org/index.php/Sensor_interfaces

> Hi all,
>
> Just had an idea to use Max to create a thermometer program to
> record temperature where I live.
>
> I can work out the patch as I guess it’s just a matter of the
> correct math to get the readout.
>
> Does anyone know what kind of hardware I would use to give Max the
> readout of the temperature?
>
> Sorry if this is an obvious question, but I don’t know.
>
> Any help appreciated.
>
> PS. I am not asking anyone to do this for me or to tell me
> something I might be able to find out for myself, I just thought
> that this forum might yield some quicker answers.
>
> Thanks.
> –
> Simon


September 5, 2007 | 10:01 pm

Great resources, thanks very much!


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