Introduction: Temp Sensor DS18B20 (Raspberry Pi)

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Basic tutorial of how to setup a DS18b20 temp sensor with the raspberry pi.

Step 1: Parts

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Required Parts:

RPI 3 –

4 Amp Power Adapter –

16GB Micro SD –

Jumper Cable Assortment –

ds18b20 sensor –

Step 2: Setup

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1. Edit config.txt

sudo nano /boot/config.txt

add "dtoverlay=w1-gpio" to the bottom of the file

sudo reboot

2. Type the following commands

sudo modprobe w1-gpio
sudo modprobe w1-therm

cd /sys/bus/w1/devices/


3. change directory to sensor instance

cd 28-00000xxxxxxx *serial number is unique

4. check to see if sensor is functional

cat w1_slave

you should see output similar to this

root@raspberrypi:/sys/bus/w1_slave/28-00000495db35# cat w1_slave
a3 01 4b 46 7f ff 0d 10 ce : crc=ce YES

a3 01 4b 46 7f ff 0d 10 ce t=26187

Step 3: Code

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Download and run python script:

Step 4: Additional Info

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