Questions tagged [sensors]

For questions about simple IoT devices that can only monitor the physical world and report these observations. Examples are devices that just monitor the state of your lights, radiator settings, power plugs, fans or door locks. If the device is able to change those settings use the tag [actuators] or a more specific one.

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mail in box detector

I would like to monitor my physical mailbox so I can know when something is inserted in it. The reason is this was an abandonned mailbox for years so people are used to put the junk mails in it (...
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Simple two-sensor digital thermometer with an alert when the temperatures match?

Where I live, it gets hot in the summer (but usually not so hot that I need AC on), but the nights usually cool down to a beautifully cool temperature. I like to open windows when it gets cooler ...
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Ambient Light Sensor to monitor light levels in buildings for warranty post LED upgrade

We are a lighting service contractor that installs and maintains lighting systems and controls. I would like to be able to offer a system that can monitor light levels using a proprietary web portal ...
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Reading from sound sensors or gateways with high level languages

I was asked to implement a system for collecting data from a sound sensor. I have no idea where to start so I'm asking for some guidelines since IoT is completely new to me. The place where the data ...
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Mini weather station project not working

I have been trying to do this project for 2 weeks. The project is about mini weather station. It uses esp8266, DHT11 sensor,BMP180 sensor and FC 37 rain sensor. I have taken reference from the ...
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ESP32 always high pins screwing analog measure

TL;DR When trying to use some pins of my ESP32 to read analog signals, it turns out those pins have a non-zero voltage, messing up the measurements. Why? I got myself an Olimex ESP32-POE-ISO (see ...
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Delayed IIO Sensor Readings

I am reading sensor data off of a Dell gateway, and noticing that the sensor data at iio:device2 seems to have a delay of ~1 second when reading using cat /sys/bus/iio/devices/iio:device2/in_temp_raw ...
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Temperature sensors: DIY ESP8266 vs product

I want to deploy few temperature sensors in my flat: few rooms, two balconies, one outside. Sensors should send data into my server (thinking about Rpi with Prometheus DB and Grafana dashboard). ...
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Storing sensor data on very small iot device for 5 days before downloading the data [closed]

We have a small battery driven IoT device that is collecting data from 3 bio sensors. We need to store this data on the little device for 5 days. The main MCU is a Max32660. Would love to get some ...
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MQTT for many-to-one communication

I have an architecture where many sensors (hundreds of them), located in different places (hundreds of kilometers apart), send data to a remote database. Is MQTT suitable for this kind of ...
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How do I minimize cellular data usage for my embedded project?

I have an embedded project that is transferring data from the device to my server over a TLS cellular connection. The device needs to communicate with the server only when the sensor captures some ...
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Bluetooth Input Hub

I am wondering if anyone knows about some existing 'off the shelf" hardware options where some device could connect to this Bluetooth "Input Hub" where this hub can have inputs plugged into it and any ...
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Any info on where to get a water sensor with wireless connection [closed]

Am currently working on my final year project and am in desperate help with a sensor I need a water sensor that can connect wirelessly to a database.
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Building bidirectional people counting sensor

I am trying to build a people tracking sensor for counting the traffic of a specific area (building or shopping street). I need to detect people coming in or out of a room, also if two people are ...
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Which conferences and journals are notably trusted in the area of wireless sensor networks?

I am trying to get into the field of security concerning wireless sensor networks and found several good books and papers. But still this research topic is filled with fraud publications on ...
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Motion detector system that can be flashed remotely

I want to build a motion detector that performs a similar service to security services, which notify me upon intrusion and provide video feed. The other main requirement is that I can update the ...
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Encrypting sensor data on Raspberry Pi?

I am sending sensor data between two Raspberry Pis via lora. I am using two Lora Radios and NOT using a LoraWan network like The Things Network. How should I encrypt my data? Are there any open source ...
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How to program my own smart home with raspberrypi 3? [closed]

Hello smart home enthousiasts, I'm a software engineering student and I want to start a new project for myself. I really like smart home stuff, but I don't want anything to do with google or amazon. ...
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Read real time multiple sensor [closed]

In case you have multiple sensors (temperature, pressure, etc) up to 20 in a system with different electrical interfaces. What is the best way to read values simultaneously (at exact the same time ...
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How can I build a network of 5 smartphones that log accelerometer data into a computer?

I would like to build a network consisting of 5 smartphones (preferably Android, if it makes any difference) that log synchronized accelerometer data into a computer (like a data-logger). How can I ...
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how to network a receiver to a public server

My company use sensors on doors to track activity and access control on the doors for many sites throughout the UK. We need to log this activity by sending UDP packets from the sensor's receiver to ...
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Wanted: open source communicating, self contained, IoT source code firmware

this question could be borderline off-topic here, but I dare asking it still here for academic purposes. If it is off-topic, send me an email to basile@starynkevitch.net mentioning the URL of this ...
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What Is This IoT Project from Maker Faire Detroit? Connected Aloe?

At 2:27 in this teaser/promo video for Maker Faire Detroit, there's a brief clip of an aloe plant with some IoT type stuff. Presumably this is from either Maker Faire Detroit 2018, or a previous year. ...
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How to connect Raspberry PI 3 Model B to BLE Motion Sensor

I'm trying to connect my PIR motion sensor using gatttool and is giving me this error: pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo gatttool -t random -b B8:7C6F:1A:D8:24 -I [B8:7C6F:1A:D8:24][LE]> connect Attempting ...
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Solution for Outdoor Geolocation

I am new to the Internet of Things space and would like to inquire if a solution exists / could be created for real-time geolocation of an intermittently mobile object (not an automobile)? The ...
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What are the sensors available to measure liquid levels? [closed]

What is the best sensor which can be integrated with esp32 and can be used to measure liquid level in a tank. I used HCSR04 and JSN but both of them were not good. Are there any other recommendations ...
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How to communicate with IoT gateway with C# [closed]

I'm a C# web developer and I just started handling an IoT project. My goal is to have this set up: PIR Sensors > IoT Gateway > Website (ASP.NET Web Application C#) For now, I have PIR sensors (BLE)...
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Which Pressure sensor in Netatmo weather station

I have been trying to figure out which barometric sensor that is being used in the Netatmo weather stations (netatmo.com/weather) to measure the atmospheric pressure. I have disassembled the indoor ...
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Intrusion alert system for rugged environments iot, sensors [closed]

We are developing an IoT based intrusion alert system for the agricultural field. The plan is to have vibration sensors installed over the fence on the periphery of agricultural land Required ...
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Suggestions for vehicle sensors for parking lots [closed]

I am looking for wireless vehicle sensors that could be laid out on the ground to detect if a parking spot is occupied or not. I am looking for sensors that can integrate with any of the IoT backends ...
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Remote sensor cloud connection

i'm just starting out in Arduino, IoT etc; I was given the Elgoo Uno R3 Arduino starter kit at the weekend and i've been trying to soak it up. I would like to make a number of sensors for my van, ...
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Is Google home an IoT Device or a WSN base station?

They say Google home is an IoT device but it has the ability to control other devices like lights, Air conditioners, etc. (in smart homes) which is more like a base station in the Wireless sensor ...
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Send sensor data over internet to a server [closed]

I had a project planned on monitoring sensors. I wanted to read sensor data over the internet. How should I proceed with the setup? Any help is appreciated.
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Cannot connect SensorTag cc2650 to IBM watson IoT platform using their android app

I have SensorTag cc2650 from Texas Instruments with their android app installed in my Phone. I am getting an exception while connecting IBM Watson IoT. It worked fine with quick-start service but ...
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Are immersion sensors typically waterproof?

This may sound dumb, but are flood sensors, like the one from Xiaomi typically completely waterproof? And if they are, would they work if installed vertically, facing with the side downwards, instead ...
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Open-Source Repositories that use IoT Sensor Data for Smart Contracts and Blockchain

In all honesty, I have only been reading blogs and papers about how IoT enabled Sensor data can be used with Blockchain along side with Smart Contracts for smart-industries, healthcare etc. but for a ...
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Custom sensor readings with Amazon Alexa

TLDR: I want to query Alexa for the current humidity sensor reading by asking: "What is the current humidity, Alexa?" The answer should be similar to: "The current humidity level is 56.7%" ...
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For my “switch on light with clap project ” will sound sensors detect other sounds other than a clap and switch on the light?

I am just a high school student who is trying to self-learn for my IoT home automation projects.Please excuse me if this question sound silly to you.This time I am working on this "clap to switch on ...
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How to implement out-of-home when developing an IOT device?

I have a Raspberry Pi that tells you through web sockets and a sensor the amount of electricity you are spending in real time. I created an iPhone app as a front-end that basically just paints the ...
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LoRaWAN remote sensor node platform

Which platform can you recommend for a LoRa/LoRaWAN remote sensor node, which fulfills the following criteria? Detects presence of people in 15-minute interval (e.g. with a RCWL-0516) Reports the ...
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Pushing Processed data from RFID + Sensors to a Platform

I have some sensor nodes (Bosch XDKs) that send information to an MQTT broker and an application reads the information and stores it into InfluxDB. Simultaneously, I have RFID readers that scan some ...
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Dumb sensor vs smart sensor

Everytime when i read about the "Internet of Things" it is suggested that devices are smart but when it comes to an implementation of an IoT ecosystem, it is not so clear to me anymore. So i need some ...
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Sensors for a Validation Research

I've been searching for wireless sensors that could track the following metrics: Location (GPS) Heart Rate Head Movement Length of Steps Skin Conductance Pavement location (relative location compared ...
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Is it possible to use a CO2 sensor to detect how many people are in a room?

I have MH-Z14 Carbon Dioxide sensor and have been using it to try and detect when a room may need some fresh air. But, I've also noticed that the sensor reading drastically increases when a human is ...
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Sensors under increased pressure

I am wondering how the DHT 22 (measures humidity and temperature) sensor would work under double or triple atmospheric pressure (rough calculations have been done but it will vary and the exact ...
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Would there be an IoT use cases where sensor and actuation are at two different locations [closed]

I am thinking of application that if there is fire or machine failure at remote location, then some action (like an alarm or emergency light) is taken at a different location. (Like a control or ...
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out-of-the-box sensor nodes ready for deployment [closed]

I am on the lookout for sensor-nodes that do not require any DIY or sensor interfacing. Purpose This is because, at times one might just want to setup an IoT Network without having to program or ...
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Adding Metadata within MQTT client in order to be available for querying in InfluxDB

Scenario I wish to deploy sensor nodes that publish sensor data to a central MQTT Broker and then send this information to InfluxDB. Requirements Adding metadata to the Sensor nodes whilst publishing ...
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Read I²C Sensor via openHAB

I am using a voltage sensor which communicates over I²C, a Python script is handling all the communication and logic in a Raspberry Pi. Since I want to switch to openHAB I am wondering how to read ...
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Thingspeak: message limit, update limit and bulk updates

I am looking at ThingSpeak for logging sensor data. I would like to log three different variables at a frequency up one datapoint per second. This would be 86400 samples per day or 259200 values per ...