Knut’s built-in sensor is ideal for monitoring ambient temperatures wherever Knut is located.
Specs for the onboard temperature sensor
- Units: degrees Celcius (°C) or Farenheit (°F), as specified by user
- Maximum Range: -55 °C to +125 °C (-67 °F to +257 °F)
- Optimal sensor range: -10 °C to +85 °C (Above 85 °C the accuracy decreases to ±2 °C)
- Accuracy: ±1 °C (±1.8 °F)
- Precision: ±1 °C (±1.8 °F)
- Recording triggered by: user-defined recording intervals
- Safe for use in: sheltered or indoor environments
- Not safe for use with: water, solvents, harsh chemicals
Considerations when using the internal temperature sensor
Because this temperature sensor is located inside of Knut, the temperature it records can be influenced by what is happening inside of Knut. When used as intended, Knut will not generate excess heat and will accurately reflect the temperature outside of Knut. However, there are a few circumstances when Knut may be powered up for longer periods of time and thus generating extra heat:
- When Wi-Fi signal is poor, Knut will spend a long time powered up for data transmission
- When connected to the breakout board, Knut is powered on most of the time
In other circumstances, however, the temperature sensor should reflect the environment outside of Knut as well as inside.
Remember that Knut itself is not rated to +125 °C!!! Although theoretically the temperature sensors could handle this, other parts of Knut could not.