[clug] Linux compatible external Thermometer

Paul mylists at wilsononline.id.au
Tue Feb 23 02:05:43 MST 2010

On 23/02/2010 5:10 PM, Peter Barker wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Feb 2010, Paul wrote:
>> just as a hobby I would like to start measure the outside/inside temps
>> and I would be interested if anyone has used some sort serial or USB
>> thermometer on there Linux box?
>> Note preferably a cheaper device ie around $20
> I enjoy using various cheap USB devices for this. Easy to get working.
> e.g.
> http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Laptop-PC-USB-Thermometer-Measure-Temperature-Data-Log_W0QQitemZ330388178644QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_Components?hash=item4cecab86d4
> Unfortunately, they never appear to have a serial number, so there's no
> *absolutely* reliable way to ensure you don't get multiple devices out
> of order on the one machine.
>> Paul
> Yours,

So how do you read the device data? is it in the /proc filesys?


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