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bonnecomm
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USB Outdoor temperature sensor

Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:31 am

I want a temperature sensor that can plug into the USB port on an RB750UP and allow me to, via a script, read the temperature. Primarily, I want to read the temperature inside the equipment shed at a remote tower to make sure it hasn't gotten too cold (meaning the heater is busted) or too hot (meaning the AC is busted). But I thought, if the cable is long enough, I could also monitor the outside temperature at some sites too. While searching online for it, I found this (https://www.draytek.com/products/usb-thermometer/). It doesn't say it's compatible with MikroTiks so I'll assume it isn't. Are there compatible USB temperature sensors for MikroTik?
 
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Re: USB Outdoor temperature sensor

Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:38 am

compatible with particular brand = proprietary protocol, almost certainly not compatible with anything else. Unfortunately, there is no accessory like this for mikrotik.

Your best chance would be little arduino board, weather sensor (for example BME280), serial-to-usb converter, few wires, solder and bit of geekiness.
Once you have HW, all you need to do is program arduino to report data from sensor through its serial interface and poll the data through scheduler of your routerboard. However, do not expect it will appear as some system variable within the system itself. You can poll it and then it will be your responsibility to log/save/export it.
 
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Re: USB Outdoor temperature sensor

Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:23 am

Another way that you might call dodgy is to just run a script to poll the temperature monitor in the RB750UP.
Not very accurate since it is measuring PCB temp so you'd need to factor that in.
 
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Re: USB Outdoor temperature sensor

Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:54 am

Try searching for "PoE web ethernet temperature sensor" instead or similar ready solutions.
 
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Re: USB Outdoor temperature sensor

Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:08 am

use IoT based system. I'm using raspberrypi
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Re: USB Outdoor temperature sensor

Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:05 am

The Dude can monitor, graph and alert on your board's internal temperature.
 
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Re: USB Outdoor temperature sensor

Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:11 am

Same can Splunk (full version) , see my signatur link for more info.

PS this Router is stored in a place where the sun heats its up in the day time :)
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How to use Splunk to monitor your MikroTik Router

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Re: USB Outdoor temperature sensor

Sun May 12, 2019 10:38 am

The whole article and discussion sound good for me.

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