Sensei Scruffy's Sensorbox Mark I

This is Eclectriq’s Sensor box mark 1.

It is an Arduino and raspberry Pie based project that includes a variety of sensors and can be expanded with many more. The main purpose of the project is to explore ways of interfacing the Arduino and the Raspberry Pie. It is a lot cheaper to buy a pre-made weather station but this is way more fun and educationaal.

Shown here is the basic schematics. The component list can be found in the description.
Yes, I know what you are thinking. These schematics are the best ever.

The software consists of: noobs for raspberry pi, Node-Red for the web inter-face and Arduino code.

I will not show you how to install noobs or Node-red.

It differs depending on which distribution you use and will cause you much suffering as it did me. There is plenty of documentation and instruction video’s online.

The Arduino must have an output that node-red can interpret and here is the code that I used.
It is a hodge potch of code I found online and smacked together. If you are familiar with coding, now is the time to cringe. A link to the Arduino code can be found in the description.

We will walk through the Node-Red setup and I will play you some relaxing music that I made.
I did not click on every node at the end because I just wanted to give you an idea of how to do it.You can find links to the code used in the description. We stand united in our laziness.

Now I will show you what this glorious project looks like in the browser.
You can see by the red meter that it is actually working. The meter is spiking because Mike, my cat, just tried to gas me. Good on you, Mike.

You are probably wondering what my actual physical setup looks like and I will no longer keep you in waiting. I made an incredible box in Blender, free 3D software and printed it with my Rostock Max V3. There is the base structure to which I have attached the sensors. On top sits the dome to for aesthetic purposes. It is marvelously useless since the fans I use only keep everything cool without the dome.

I hope that this video will save you time on setting up your own sensorbox.

It took me a great deal of research before I was able to make this project successful.

Thank you for watching


Here is where i sourced the components:
Here is the code used: Node-Red:
Arduino: ___________________________________________

STL files