Picaxe project: DIY thermometer

We show you how to build a thermometer with the Picaxe. With a little more effort and more components, you can build more display devices.

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The Picaxe chips are not suitable for complex home automation because they have too little computing power. You can easily connect and program your own sensors for this.

In addition to the chip and temperature sensor, you only need a motor and a handful of components for a thermometer, which should be lying around in most craft basements.

Picaxe: Programming microcontrollers with BASIC

Instead of void() and pointer arithmetic, Picaxe-BASIC also offers complete beginners understandable commands with many functions for controlling hardware. Our series shows how easy it is, explaining the software, hardware, and commands required to do it. This makes programming your own projects even easier than with the Arduino-C.

  • Homemade thermometer with Picaxe

  • Picaxe exercise: Read temperature sensor with I²C

  • Picaxe project: Making projects move with servos

  • How to measure analog input voltages with the Picaxe

  • Picaxe Project: How to Serenade

  • Picaxe exercises: control LEDs and learn the basics

  • Getting Started with Picaxe: Preparations for Programming

  • The board for the series: Nano-Ax with PICAXE-08M2

  • As a printed booklet: Make PICAXE Special 2020

  • Picaxe course forum

  • More Picaxe course tips

Other useful display devices can also be created with little effort. With an analog humidity sensor, for example the HIH-4000, you can just as easily build a hygrometer to display the humidity.

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