I've wanted to do a maker project for a long time and Modulo looks great. After reading your Aqua post, and the 2 temperature posts (by andy moore and bill waggoner) I'm excited to create my own Thermostat/Temperature project.
My initial idea is to really just create a "Modulo" that grabs the temperature and logs the data to an internal/(i.e. intranet server). Since I'm a programmer (C#) for my day job, I feel I can do lots of crazy/fun things with C#. All I need are the physical devices to feed me data. Future iterations I can start talking back and do fun things as well.
I think I need a base? a controller? and the temperature probe to start? I want the Modulo to push data to my server. For this I think I need the
Particle Photon NOT the
Controller? Since I've picked the Particle Photon I then need
The Particle Base NOT
The Base? The
Temperature Probe is the final piece?
I think I have the above correct, so here are some questions:
- Can the normal
Controller push data to a web server? Or is Only the Particle?
- I assume, during dev/test that the Modulo is connected via USB to the PC and that is its source of power. Once it is time to run, what would be a typical power source? I would love to leverage my stock of eneloop batteries to help charge my Modulos.
- Am I missing anything else?
Modulo sounds great, I heard Erin on HanselMinutes and was excited to see all the cool stuff here.