I just got my Raspberry Pi. While I am not new to programming, I am pretty new to communicating with hardware though (such as reading in data from sensors) and of course Raspberry Pi.
I was hoping to start off with connecting a temperature sensor and possibly a sensor to measure air quality to be used in my backyard, and connected to a web server (that I hosted) through a 3G dongle. I have read up a bit, but was still at a loss where to really start off with.
I am thinking of using digital sensors and having them connect to the GPIO of the Pi, and having a simple C++ program inside to read them and convert them into my own data structure to be published to the web server. Am I on the right track here? Or are they complications that I am unaware of when reading in data from the GPIO?
Sorry for the broad question as I am really still starting off and figuring out how to go about learning all these stuff.