Logging Raspberry Pi 4 CPU Temperature Data using Adafruit IO #RaspberryPi #IoTuesday #DesktopPiChallenge @AdafruitIO @Raspberry_Pi

Darrell Little is replacing their 2013 Mac Mini desktop with a new Raspberry Pi 4 for a couple of weeks as part of the #DesktopPiChallenge.

When using a single-board-linux-computer like the Raspberry Pi with desktop applications such as Google Chrome – the CPU tends to get a bit toasty. Darrell is monitoring the Pi’s CPU temperature and logging it to a CSV file using a Python script. In addition to local logging – they’re also sending the data to Adafruit IO – our free internet-of-things service – for visualization.

Here’s their setup if you want to take on the #DesktopPiChallenge with them:

Raspbian Buster full image with apps dated 6/20/2019
SanDisk Ultra microSDXC 64 GB – up to 80 MB/s
SD Card imaged with BalenaEtcher v.1.5.51
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B – with 4 GB RAM
Raspberry Pi 4 Case
Raspberry Pi HDMI to HDMI micro cable
Canakit USB-C Power Supply – 5.1 v 3.0 A
Heatsinks placed on CPU, Memory and USB chips

Next up? Getting Visual Studio Code installed along with possible software for live-streaming.

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