Environmental Sensors at House Arkko

In 2009 we constructed an environmental sensor network that is designed to monitor the conditions and the healt of the building, and to provide information about outside weather conditions. The system runs on top of our Ethernet Category 6 cable plant. Most of the sensors are so small that its hard to see whether the Ethernet port in the wall has a sensor in it. There are currently about 60 active sensors.

The main features of the system are:

The system itself is based on sensors that employ the OneWire protocol. Most of the programming and devices are made by ourselves, but there are some commercial components as well:

You can read more about the entire network design rationale here.

Created September 8th, 2009.
Last modified January 26th, 2010 by Jari Arkko

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