What is the easiest (cheapest?) way to get an external temperature sensor hooked up to my Linux Intel based PC?
I'm assuming I need some kind of external mount thermocouple that can interface with Linux. Is USB an option? I'm out of serial ports and would rather not muck about with a converter if possible.
Did some casual searching but having difficulties separating the jingo from the reality.
Any help, even just pointers, appreciated.
http://www.digitemp.com/). Haven't researched in a while, but apparently you can buy certain digital thermometers and hydrometers that connect via ethernet, usb or firewire which are compatible with digitemp (which is a linux graphing program for these types of devices).
I actually forget most of the details, but I think it is what you are looking for.
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