Refrigeration Analyzer: Data Acquisition

This topic covers how to setup a OneWire digital bus specifically for the DSB1820 temperature probes on a Raspberry Pi. This is particularly in reference to the Raspberry Pi - Refrigeration Analyzer. Please direct general project questions to the Refrigeration Analyzer: General Discussion thread.

Right away, temperature data can be acquired using the following commands:

sudo modprobe w1-gpio
sudo modprobe w1-therm

Edit the boot/config.txt on your raspberry pi with:

sudo nano /boot/config.txt

Add the following line to the end of the config.txt file.


The temperature probes are located in the following directory.

cd /sys/bus/w1/devices/

To view the current temperature reading you can use:

cat /sys/bus/w1/devices/28-xxxxxxxxxxx/w1_slave

This is where I took the time to identify and label each probe by its unique device address.
That is it for the basics!

A simple script for reading real-time data is posted below.