Let’s Experiment With Pachube

Pachube.com is a site used to ship real-world data around the Web.  You can upload sensor data from various sensors around your house or business (home weather station, building control system, alarm system, etc.) or use feeds from around the World.  They’ve been around for a couple of years and their service seems to be catching on…slowly.  The concept is a little hard to grasp, at first.

I’m working on sending temperature data from a Dallas sensor up to my Pachube.com input feed through an Arduino microcontroller, a Plug computer (using scripts and cron), routed via my home network.  The URL for that feed is http://www.pachube.com/feeds/7241. The data is plotted on a graph at that URL.  They also have some data related widgets that you can embed on your Web pages.  Looks like some cool tech.

Take a look at their site and let me know what you think?


About Rob Reilly

Rob is an independent consultant, writer, and speaker, specializing in Linux/Free software, hacking of just about everything, DIY and Maker Movement, and tech media. He has a BS in Mechanical Technology from Purdue University. Contact him at doc@drtorq.com.
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