Introduction: Creating a Digital Thermometer Using Intel Edison

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FIrst of all I would like to thank Instructables and Intel for giving me Intel edison with the starter kit. This Instructable is about creating digital Thermometer (using intel edison). Making digital thermometer is pretty simple and can be made by everyone who knows a little about arduino software. Thermometer will lit up with color based on the temperature. If its hot it will be red while it would be blue if its cold. Here I have kept 25 C as the border temperature between cold and hot temperature for testing purpose. It would show up temperature in Celsius when the button is pressed.

Step 1: Things You Will Need:-

  • Intel Edison Expansion board
  • Arduino Motor shield ( to protect your Intel Edison in case something goes wrong)
  • Grove-LCD RGB backlight
  • Grove Temperature Sensor
  • Grove Button
  • Connecting Cables

Step 2: Hardware Connections

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  • First of all follow all steps mentioned in the Intel Edison Getting Started ( or you can watch both youtube videos by Sparkfun for getting started on Intel Edison.
  • Now attach motor shield on expansion board with A0-A3 facing micro-usb side.
  • Connect Temperature sensor on A0 , button with D3 and LCD to 12C shown in the figure.

Step 3: Software Side

  • Download Arduino IDE (
  • Open Arduino and check if the board is Intel Edison and Port is the same as shown in your device manager.
  • Copy the code and upload it to Arduino
  • Attach Battery and its ready to go.

Step 4: Future Modifications

You can fit in your bag and also its fun to use digital thermometer which was solely created by you. Also you can try and 3D print it`s body to make it look more stylish. You can always mess up with code to create bigger projects. Also if you encounter any problem just comment below and I will try to respond as soon as I can


AugustineL (author)2015-06-26

I have the same problem as Verthaa. it had a fatal error: rgb_lcd.h: no such file or directory. I tried downloading the and it is still not working. Could help me pls? Thanks for reading this comment

Verthaa (author)2015-02-09

I love this. Although, when I paste the code into the Arduino software and upload it, I get an error that looks like this:

sketch_feb09a.ino:2:21: fatal error: rgb_lcd.h:

No such file or directory

compilation terminated.

Anyone know what to do? Thanks!

Download this file and unzip it in library folder of arduino software. I hope it helps.

MsSweetSatisfaction (author)2014-12-27

What a cool and useful gadget! Nice job and welcome to instructables!

Thank you

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