“Use ESP32 with an industrial grade sensor as BLE server.
This is part ONE from a series of projects connected together.
In general the resulting solution consists of several parts which are:
A webserver (including a database)
Apps (universal Windows and Android)
The goal is to monitor my environment at home. For this series I cover 3 areas where I use different technologies for each single element.
Let’s start with the conservatory (winter garden) and the garden next to it.
For this I use an ESP32 NodeMCU - a cheap device including
Bluetooth (BLE is used in this case)
WiFi (used to transfer the data to a different hub and act as web server)
Several analog inputs (I use 5 of them)
I2C - used to run a display
Touch input - used as a kind of buttons
Approach one - get environmental data from the garden.
For this I use a sensor which is able to capture humidity (0-100%) and temperature (-40 to 60 °C). The sensor I use is an EE060 with analog output.
I choose this sensor because it is precise and robust, providing industrial grade operations even in harsh environments.
In my case it delivers 0-3V (different ranges are available). Although 0-10V is more common 0-3V is a good choice because the ESP32 analog inputs work for a range of 0-3.3V.
So the chosen sensor can be used without any extra wiring (e.g. voltage divider) by connecting it to the ESP32 analog inputs.”