May 17, 2013

Avoid surprises with an Arduino-powered shower temperature display

 In some properties the hot water supply can either be over-enthusiastic or somewhat lacking. To avoid surprises early in the morning when using the shower, consider making this project created by Instructables user "jochefor". Based on a minimal Arduino-compatible circuit it's a temperature sensor that displays the results using an LED bar graph display. You can calibrate the display to your own preferences however once installed it gives you a simple indication of whether the water temperature is where you need it to be.

Just be sure to build the display into a water-proof enclosure. Otherwise visit the Instructable for more information. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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