One of the sensors that can be read by the Neptune module is the Sensirion SHT-11 I have had laying about for years.
Now finally it is ready for use! The sensor sits on the end of a 2,5 meter cable which is soldered on directly. A small capacitor is glued on as well to cope with the excessive cable length. The sensor in its entirety is covered in a drop of silicon glue to keep the moisture out of the electronic contacts. This sensor will be measuring over 98% relative humidity at times!
So far the results are looking good. This is the sensor still hanging in the living room:
22.24 degrees centigrade and 65.94% relative humidity. Sounds realistic as it’s a very moist day.
When the silicone had dried, I put the sensor inside the paludarium. After settling it showed measurements like these:
Great! Tempereature at 23.16 degrees, relative humidity at 87,61%. Very Jungley 🙂
What I did find out, is that the location of the sensor heavily influences the measurements. Especially the humidity is VERY dependent on where you measure.