September 22, 2016

IoT Propane Tank

If you live in a remote area it is possible that you are not serviced by a mains gas connection. If this is the case you are probably relying on a propane tank. Wouldn’t it be great if you could reliably track the amount of gas remaining in your tank so that you could schedule a top up and not risk running out of gas?

Propane Tank

This project from Julio Aguirre you can turn your propane tank into a solar powered IoT device that sends you up regular information about your propane tank. Not only does it provide you information but it also automatically emails or SMS’s your gas supplier to arrange a new delivery when you are running low. Even if you have a mains gas connection you could use this to keep track of the gas levels on your BBQ so that you never run out of gas at an inconvient time ever again! To get started on this project check out the following link.

Example Data

Looking for a temperature sensor to use in this project? Why not check out the Freetronics Humidity and Temperature Sensor Module?


The module only requires three wires: GND, power and data. This means that it is very easy to get started recording temperature and humidity data! The find out more visit the product page.  

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