Temperature sensors play a crucial role in many everyday applications — building/home automation control, embedded systems, robotics, and more all rely on these sensors to maintain operation. No matter the project, tech startup Capable Robot Components is about to launch their SenseTemp four-channel temperature sensor on Crowd Supply geared for makers and engineers alike.
According to CRC, SenseTemp is highly accurate and flexible for project applications and designed for quick tests, as well as long-duration monitoring. The platform is designed around an ESP32 microcontroller and features a carrier board outfitted with 4X platinum resistance temperature detectors and a four-channel temp sensor harness.
As far as the rest of the specs go, the SenseTemp has an RTD accuracy of ±0.15°C, a temperature range of -50°C to 260°C, 4X MAX31865 (with 4 wire sensing) interface ICs, and a form factor of 0.9 x 2.4 inches. It’s also designed to be compatible with the Adafruit Feather ecosystem with the exception of the ESP8266 module because of the limited I/O, which will expand your capability options.
On the software side, SenseTemp runs MicroPython, allowing you to use any logging system you prefer without any adaptors or bridges. As it stands at this point, the platform’s firmware supports HTTP (live visualization, CSV, XML, & JSON) and MQTT transports over Wi-Fi; however, it will support others such as NATS and Redis at some point in the future. Capable Robot Components hasn’t yet listed a launch date or pricing information, but expect it to be in the next several weeks.