This guide explains how solve the issue of your USB interface not transmitting or appearing as a COM port in desktop software. The root cause of this issue appears to be incompatible drivers, perhaps due to operating system upgrades. Follow the steps below to install and setup alternative drivers.
During the winter, weather conditions overnight can reach very low temperatures, and while snow is rare, frost is common with temperatures dropping below zero celsius in the coldest months. For chickens kept outside, this can be a tough time of year, and so it is essential for their wellbeing that they are kept warm enough. In order to keep an eye on the conditions within their coop, this simple monitoring unit will read and transmit readings from a probe inside the roosting area, raising a warning when conditions become severe.
Uses an ESP8266 NodeMCU board with a DHT11 temperature and humidity sensor to collect data which is sent to the Thinger.io platform.