If you are using the DHT22 sensor, visit Humidity_Sensor to learn how to setup.
The DS1820 and DS1820B are 1-wire equipped temperature sensors. There are two common forms for the Sensor. One is a single probe with three wires, the other comes in a transistor-like form.
You can enable the 1-wire interface by using the
sudo rasbi-config utility and enabling it from interfacing options.
Connecting the sensor is easy, as 1-wire will function through any GPIO pin.
Note that you will need to use a 4.7kΩ resistor connected between data and Positive voltage.
Further, make sure you are delivering 5v to the device or it may not function properly.
Here is the wiring diagram for the Probe type device:
And this is for the transistor type:
Note that the pins here are oriented with the FLAT side of the transistor facing you.
Testing 1-wire devices¶
If you want to test to make sure the device works, run the following commands:
sudo modprobe w1-gpio sudo modprobe w1-therm
This will setup GPIO pin 4 for data transfer, and setup a thermometer there so make sure it's connected like it is in the block diagrams.
Then go into the folder housing these devices:
Now, use the
ls command to list devices connected to 1-wire. You should see something like this:
00-100000000000 28-04165af9d3ff w1_bus_master1
This shows there is an active device. If you only see 0's for devices, like this:
00-600000000000 00-a00000000000 00-e00000000000 w1_bus_master1
The Pi cannot see your 1-wire device, check your wiring and try again!
Now go into the directory of your device, it may be unique from the one in the example.
Once in this directory, you can run
cat w1_slave. The sensor writes to w1_slave file, and so this command will display it, you should see some output similar to this:
d2 01 4b 46 7f ff 0c 10 fc : crc=fc YES d2 01 4b 46 7f ff 0c 10 fc t=29125
Adding the Device¶
Bring up your client, and tap the add new device button and select the host you are connected too.
![Select Temperature Sensor](DS1820_And_01.png
Now select the device, it should automatically select one for you if you have a single device. Select polling interval, and give it a friendly name if you wish.
Tap submit and you will see the device showing you the current temperature.