I have a pi with a 'Slice of Radio' addon, and several temperature sensors that run on coin cell batteries by Ciseco. Ciseco (then called 'Wireless Things') unfortunately closed down last year, taking the vast majority of manuals and things with it. Some of my modules have failed and need replacing, and I'd like to add a few more to the system. What can I do?
- How to build my own temperature modules that communicate with the XRF wireless modules?
- Replace all the temperature sensors and the pi module with something else, but what? Seeedstudio RFBee seems similar- but whilst I can work out how to make it talk to a pi, I can't work out how to make the battery-operated temperature sensor bits.
- Any other ideas or solutions for battery-powered sensors I can look into?
The sensors need to wake up every 10 mins or so, transmit their sensor value, then go back to sleep. Must run off a battery that lasts a reasonably long time in the field (6 months at least, longer preferable). Must be available to the UK.