One of our team members won an arduino so we decided to use it and learn how to interface a temp sensor to the internet.
What it does
The arduino uses a temp sensor whose data is picked up by python and sent on to our sql database. The sql database is then updated on our website
How we built it
Lots of googling and tutorials
Challenges we ran into
The sensor not being installed properly. Mysql not being able to pick up the data it was being sent.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
learning something new for everyone
What we learned
The basics of the arduino and how we can use it in the internet of things
What's next for Sense Temp
Next we would like to build a full web interface that allows you to see the temperature and let you interface and interact with a virtual pet. We also want to include more than just a temperature sensor.