David Findlay

Freezer Monitor

As I mentioned previously, my primary motivation — or at least my justification for playing with the Spark Cores ;) — is to monitor the temperature in the old freezer out in our garage: it stores a cache of pig and cow that would be expensive to replace.

I wrote a Python script to read the temperature and issue a notification to my iPhone via the API that goes with
Prowl.app. It will also send a notification if it is unable to retrieve the temperature for an extended period.

I have this script installed as a launchd service on our always-on house Mac, via
Lingon X (easily worth the $10 to save me from having to edit plist files like an animal).

Now to see about hooking the other Spark Core up to the