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Reading from temper temperature sensor in bash only
exec 5<> /dev/hidraw1
echo -e '\x00\x01\x80\x33\x01\x00\x00\x00\x00\c' >&5
OUT=$(dd count=1 bs=8 <&5 2>/dev/null | xxd -p)
# handle negative temperatures
if [[ $DVAL -gt 32767 ]]; then
CTEMP=$(bc <<< "scale=2; $DVAL/100")
echo $CTEMP
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Tks for the reply. As I mentioned, I only recognized the problem with negative temperatures, but my son solved it. Might be, not too many users monitor frosty environment. I notized that the devices may exhibit a systematic error, in my case about 2 degrees centigrade. The offset can be easily corrected in the scripts. Now I monitor correctly wheather in our cottage 600 kms away and also log a graph with a reading every hour. But that script is another issue.

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bluthundr commented Dec 10, 2022

I am attempting to use the TEMPerX232 in serial mode with some of the code above, and it seems to work, but is giving me some weird values:


After snooping the COM port with the included Windows software, it seems all you have to do is send the command "READTEMP" to get data from it.

I came up with this and it seems to work fine.

exec 5<> /dev/ttyUSB0
echo -e '\x52\x65\x61\x64\x54\x65\x6D\x70\c' >&5
OUT=$(dd count=1 bs=64 <&5 2>/dev/null | xxd -p)
echo " "
echo "Hex Out:"
echo $OUT
echo " "
echo "ASCII Out:"
echo $OUT | xxd -r -p
echo " "
echo "Temperature (C):"
echo $TEMPC | xxd -r -p
echo " "
echo " "
echo "Temperature (F):"
TEMPX=$(echo $TEMPC | xxd -r -p)
TEMPF=$(echo "1.8 * $TEMPX + 32" | bc)
echo $TEMPF
echo " "
echo "Humidity:"
echo $HUM | xxd -r -p
echo " "
echo " "

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