Enable IIU to have continuous temperature monitoring of their server room.

Summary + Outcome

IIU created and implemented a low-cost and efficient continuous temperature monitoring solution for their server room. The solution used a Rasperry Pi (Pi).  The Raspberry Pi is a series of very inexpensive, credit card-sized, single-board computers developed in the United Kingdom by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intent to promote the teaching of basic computer science in schools and developing countries. IIU enhanced the Pi with a temperature and humidity sensor, and had the Pi send continuous readings to an IIU developed dashboard, known as project Sauron.


IIU Team

Skills + Technology Used

• Hardware Prototyping
• Web Software Development• Raspberry Pi Model B+
• DHT22 Temperature / Humidity Sensor
• Micro-USB power supply
• RESTful services
• Ethernet Cable – connecting the PI to the IIU lab network
• BCM2835 chip drivers – enabling the Pi to read temperatures
• pi-aRest library – to remotely control the PI via REST calls


aREST information.
Open Home Automation.
• Raspberry Pi Model B+ on Amazon.