I want to start by saying that I’ve never built a raspberry pi, but after doing some reasearch I believe these tiny computers are a good base for my project. However, if anyone has other ideas, I’d be happy to hear them.
The project: I want a multi-probe temperature sensor that logs the temps and delivers them back to a user’s smart phone. I would want to connect to a home WiFi network.
After doing some research, I know I can add k type amplifiers to a pi. What I am not clear on is what model of a pi I would need. With 3 or 4 sensors, what other parts do I need? Are there enclosures available that I can buy to neatly package all of this (including the 3 or 4 k type receptacles), or would I just start with a generic project box? Would the box need a fan for cooling?
On the software side, I am a sql guy. I know some programming, but I feel like I need some direction. I want users to be able to set alert points and be able to review time over temperature stats.
Thank you for reading and response.