Temperature Sensor Comparison
It all started when I wanted to measure the temperature of a room at SparkFun. But what is the best? Well, it depends on what you are looking for in your project. There are a lot of temperatures available. This article will compare a few of the more popular ones we carry.
To follow along with this comparison guide, you will need the following parts at a minimum to connect to the sensors. You may not need everything though depending on what you have. Add it to your cart, read through the guide, and adjust the cart as necessary.
SparkFun RedBoard QwiicDEV-15123
Break Away Headers - StraightPRT-00116
USB micro-B Cable - 6 FootCAB-10215
Qwiic Cable - 50mmPRT-14426
Qwiic Cable - Breadboard Jumper (4-pin)PRT-14425
Breadboard - Mini Modular (Blue)PRT-12045
Depending on your project, you may need a soldering iron, solder, and general soldering accessories.
Solder Lead Free - 15-gram TubeTOL-09163
If you aren’t familiar with the following concepts below or linked throughout the comparison guide, we recommend checking out these tutorials before continuing if you decide to recreate these tests.