Display the degree of heat with the Temperature Widget!
You can now tell whether you are near the sun or not. KIDDING! 🤣 With the Temperature Widget, you will now be able to majestically display the data of your temperature sensor!
HOLD YOUR HORSES! To get started with your first awesome project with this widget, start off by reading the Introduction. You’ll understand what Meeo is all about. If you already read it, then let us proceed 🤘.
If you have chosen to add this awesome widget from the Widget Menu, you can give a specific name to your widget by typing on the “Name” field. You do not need to type anything on the “Channel” field for now because anything you type on the “Name” field is reflected on the “Channel” field (everything is in small caps and each word is separated with a dash sign “-”). If you really want to have a specific channel for your widget, then you can type the channel name you want. In case you are wondering what is the difference between the “Name” and “Channel” field, the first field lets you give a cool name to your widget. The second field is used as a channel for your devices to subscribe to or to publish data on. If you are happy with the name of your widget, you can now click/press the “Save” button.
Temperature Widget Information
In order for your device to connect to your widget, you need to know the widget’s information. To access this, each widget has an “Option” icon on the top right corner. Click/press the icon and you will see the Widget Information Box as shown on the image below:
The Widget Information Box holds the most important information of a widget; the
topic. If you would notice, the
topic is separated by a “/”. The phrase on the left is called the namespace while the phrase on the right is called the channel (remember the “Channel” field?). You should take note of these because it is needed by the Meeo Arduino Library.
Temperature Widget Data
The Temperature Widget is fairly simple to use. It accepts real numbers appended with a “
C” for Celsius, “
F” for Fahrenheit or “
K” for Kelvin. Below are the valid data you can publish or send to the widget:
The image below shows what the widget will look like if you append “
F” to the sensor data:
If you do not append any unit, the unit of measurement will be set to “Unknown”. The image below shows what the widget will look like if you do not append anything to the sensor data:
Is it hot or cold?
With the newly acquired knowledge on the Temperature Widget, making a Weather Station is as easy as 1, 2, 3!