DIY Arduino 6-channel temperature monitor

Posted on Thursday, May 10th, 2012 in Arduino, DIY, LCD, sensors by the machinegeek

Johnathan Hottell wanted a way to monitor and display the temperature readings at various points around the engine on his LB7 Duramax diesel truck. He developed this project for a six channel temperature monitor employing a bank of thermistors to monitor various engine locations. They are read each second by the Arduino’s analog pins, with the values interpreted and temperatures displayed on a Nokia 3310 LCD screen.

He notes: “A commercial style temperature scanner can cost hundreds of dollars, this project minimizes that cost.” This is a good example of the cost savings that can be realized using a DIY open source solution.

The schematic, Arduino sketch and LCD library can be found on Johnathan’s website. Additional coverage and a BOM can be found on the Jameco project page.

Via Jameco.

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4 Responses to “DIY Arduino 6-channel temperature monitor”

  1. Will says:

    I made something similar a while back for the ChipKIT Uno32 that has 12 sensors. All OSHW too.

  2. Brad says:

    Cool! Now we just need to add a bluetooth module and an Android app to collect the data and visualize it.

  3. Elias says:

    To save board space you can also use 1-wire bus and supporting sensors and just daisychain them. Of course installation can be trickier in certain places that way.

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