I am looking for a waterproof temperature and humidity sensor which works with Rpi GPIO, it seems DHT11 and SHT1X works with rpi but are not waterproof, would love some pointers to proceed.
That makes sense , what was I thinking .bredman wrote:It will be impossible to find a waterproof humidity sensor. By definition, a humidity sensor needs to be water permeable.
I live at a hill-station with a lot of tourist activity all round the year, I would like to have a cheap weather update mechanism which will post temperature and humidity updates to my blog and other weather channels for public consumption.malakai wrote:What is the intended application where to place maybe we can brainstorm something around these I really want to make one up.
I guess this should do the trick, DHT11's are cheap and can be spared. BTW, how long we can have the cable length, wouldnt it impact the reading somehow ?gordonendersby wrote:I have a DHT11 tucked up under the eaves outside my office window.
So its out of the worst of the weather.
I soldered cat5 cable directly to the leads and covered the soldered jounts and expose leads from the device with Sugru(http://sugru.com/). Sticks like super glue, is mouldable and waterproof.
Obviously I didnt cover the vents on the DHT11.
It not only insulated the wires but also provides strain relief for the cable.