Knowing the temperature, humidity, and light levels are critical to a number of automation tasks, such as reacting when a light switch comes on in a house, or to temperature changes. To facilitate this information gathering, the aptly-named JDomotic has come up with a tiny breakout board for the SHT30-DIS-B temperature/humidity sensor, along with the BH1730FVC ambient light sensor.
Communication with the board is via I2C, and since there wasn’t a library available for the BH1730, JDomotic has developed one for that exact purpose. The board is very small at 18mm x 6.5mm, allowing it to be tucked away where needed. You’ll just need to provide pullups for the I2C bus, along with, of course, your own Ardiuno/microcontroller/dev board.
For another easy-to-use sensor package, be sure to also check out this USB motion, light, and noise dongle. While it won’t give you temperature/humidity sensing, it does add a PIR (Passive Infra Red) sensor for motion detection, and plugs to your device via USB. While not exactly appropriate for Arduino use, in other more computer-centric applications it could save quite a bit of development time!
This is the first product by JDomotic who are based in the Netherlands – we look forward to seeing more soon!