During the winter you always wonder what the temperature is out there for the chickens in their coop. It gets pretty cold in the northeast! We do have a small heater we use, but it still keeps you wondering on those cold nights.
Luckily, where I work, they have some Internet of Things (IoT) tools to do the job. Below is a video going into a little detail about the new sensor I’ve installed. Read below the video for more details.
The sensor itself runs on LoraWan which is a low power, long range device. It has an internal battery, but it could last years depending on the settings. I currently have my sensor reporting every 15 minutes.
Because I have this sensor inside the coop, I can check humidity and temperature from anywhere simply by visiting the mQCentral website. See the screenshots below for the past 7 days.
Here you can see the humidity and temp for the last 7 days. I don’t have any set up, but you can also set up notifications to alert you if the humidity or temperature go out of range.
For more information, please visit MachineQ.com.