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  1. In the absence of a modding project, I've been finally tinkering with my Raspberry Pi stuff, and using it as an excuse to learn some some new technologies, and hone some existing skills... I've always liked data, and analyzing information, and just generally satisfying my curiosities when it comes to things like data correlations and things like that. I decided to make myself a set up to monitor temperature and humidity around the house, since I wanted to know. Specifically in my "Mod Room", where I've got all my computer stuff, as that room has always seemed damp, and has had a mold issue in the past, with walls that weren't able to breathe. Also being able to keep an eye on the temperature/humidity in the garage, and eventually workshop will be nice too. Anyway, I've done almost all of the electronics tinkering to this point, including the software side of things. I've got the temperature sensor units figured out as far as hardware and what code I've got running on them, as well as a central server for a web interface (Pi2), and a touch screen terminal to act as a little station to sit on a table and display info (Pi3 with a touch screen LCD I bought a couple years ago). All I've got ready to show at the moment (pictures), are some blocks I've made for holding the temperature sensor hardware. These will eventually get attached to the wall, or set on a table, etc wherever they're to be used. First cut some blocks out, and drill some holes to put standoffs for mounting the Pi Zero's to Then drill some holes on the edge for stand offs to mount the temperature/humidity sensor to. This may change in the future though. Then apply some finish (Shellac) Let dry And then assemble the temperature sensor. The plan then is to use adhesive backed Velcro with one piece on the wall and one on the block to just stick it to the wall. The parts are the USB OTG adapter with WiFi adapter held on by elastic, the Pi Zero screwed to stand offs, and the Temp/Humidity sensor on standoffs on the other side. The thing that may change, is I might add an aluminum flat bar to put the sensor on to get it further away from the wood. I think the wood is absorbing some of the heat from the WiFi and the Pi, and interfering slightly with the temperature readings. First thing I'm going to try, though, is a little aluminum foil tape on the edge of the block, to see if I can get rid of some of the radiant heat that way. We'll see. That's all I've got for now, so I'll be messing around with the sensor isolation to try to get it more accurate. I'd rather not adjust it mathematically in the code, as that would require a lot of experimenting to make sure I get the curve right... I'll try to get some pictures of the touch screen hardware later, and then maybe some software screenshots of what I've written for it
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