"I did a similar experiment one year on a nuc in my basement, except I used a string of Dallas 1-wire sensors hooked to my serial port,.."
Robo, where did you buy Dallas 1-wire sensors? I cannot find such sensors for the reasonable price.
The cheapest I have found is directly from Maxim
for <$3 each. They sometimes have a lead time to deliver, so anthoer place that has them at a higher cost but seems to have good references on the weather forum is Hobby Boards
, I have not personally bought anything from them though. I use a program called digitemp
to monitor and record the readings. I have it tied into my home automation server, but it can easily be run from cron.