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60 Countries ! ! !

Welcome Switzerland!, thanks for buying my watch app, hope you enjoy it. Like I’ve said before, it really works well from bed. But the true MAGIC is when you use it with the cloud, you can do anything from anywhere with a 42mm watch!

Also Croatia is getting a blue pin!

Thank you U.K. keeping a strong 5th place.

And Saudi Arabia, starting to see you regularly.

. . . and the U.S.A. with 60% more downloads!*

(* whatever the hell that number means, hint:2). Funny, I thought the Echo Dot was the top purchased item, now it’s the echo, hmmmm percentages and wavering reports, interesting.

60 Countries

Getting paid, and being able to brag? That is illegal some how I think. You should have to quit and then get hired back and sell your findings to them then.

Microsoft is making a thermostat? Woo hoo hoo! That’s scary! We have a Ford Escape with SYNC, 90% of the time it can’t see the bluetooth on my phone to play music, even though the phone can see SYNC. But after four years I finally found the “work around” (a Microsoft term) If I try and use Siri, it tries to make a call when I hold down the button, which also makes it miss the first half of the voice command, so you have to wait an extra 6 seconds before you can start speaking. Then it finally see’s the phone, but since it screws with voice commands . . . system settings / remove phone / Frank’s iPhone. That reminds me I need to find my headphone jack cable so I can listen to music in that car.

I also have some more apps I will be releasing in the next couple of weeks. The apps out there already, pretty much do it all, but I will release a couple that make it easier to operate without so much concentration. Apps that you would use on your night stand when you are half a sleep, or entering a room where you can quickly turn on the lights without aiming for a certain spot on the screen.

Now these won’t be free, sorry, if you want free you will have to download the apps that do it all, OH DARN!

ANDROID APP

The entire screen will be one button, you could use this to replace light switches on the wall if you have some old devices laying around.

You could also use it on your night stand for your bedroom light and a fan.

The main screen is just one button so you don’t accidentally click on the wrong button, then once you click on that button a second button can appear (you can configure this to happen or not happen) this would also be good for a wall switch so you could reach around without looking and tap the on button.

If you used it for a bathroom wall switch you could use the second button as a fan button. I also allow you to configure a timer to the fan button so that if you click the turn off light button the fan will remain on for the timer length you configure or you can turn off the fan and then the light, or you can leave the timer length set to 0 and both will turn off instantly when you click the lights off button.

You can have two buttons or not, and can set a fan timer or not, it also supports relay’s configured as always on.

iOS version:

I am also going to give the option to remove the configuration menu once it is configured. Because that will be the first thing anyone under the age of 5 finds first. If you remove it, the configuration will be permanent, unless you re-install.

I should be able to add timer functionality for the iOS version, but the device will need to stay on for anything over 3 minutes, Apple only lets things run in the background for around 3 minutes.

Also working on a full-time 2 button remote for iOS:

I really like vibration for positive feedback to let you know it understood your command, but I noticed at night if you have it setting on the nightstand the vibration could wake up the whole house, so I give you the option to turn that off. So many reasons why Alexa will not work.

Thank you France and U.K. for dropping a line!

I probably have just about as much time as you do if you have any improvements or issues you want to try to take care of.

I am not bi-lingual (I know enough German to make someone’s eyes roll) but I have been in computer support for awhile so I’m pretty good with broken english.

A special thanks to the U.K. for stoking my ego . . . (I was trying to tone him down a little)

So let’s get going . . .

If you have a Apple store near you be sure and try and make a visit!

TechCrunch – Apple unveils smart home experiences in its retail stores worldwide

. . . and while you are there, we will just skip to the end, go ahead and download my app. (Now this is TRUE gorilla advertising!)

Now for the middle part we skipped, write down or take a picture of all the prices for things like the Hue light bulbs, DON’T FORGET THE HUB! can’t do squat without the hub! And some outlets.

Then come to this post and let’s compare prices!

I’m going to go straight to the worse case scenario.

So in my basement I have 6 bulbs controlled by a Raspberry Pi and a single relay, I already own the bulbs so I don’t have to buy them to make them smart.

1 Channel 5v relay – $1.17 (I get mine from a local store, have not bought from this site, buy from who you trust)

Raspberry Pi – $36.98

16GB Memory – $7.99

Power Cord – $7.89 (free if you have a Android charging cable laying around)

Wires to connect the relay to the Raspberry Pi – $3.95

Enough cat 5 to get from the Raspberry Pi to the relay – $0.99 (if you buy one with connector ends you will just be cutting them off, but get whatever you want to pay for, if you are going to do your whole house, just get a box of cat 5)

My App – free.

Total: $58.97 (Man, that makes me laugh! wait till you see the price of the Hue Hub)

Stuff you will find at the Apple store:

Hue lights starter kit – $64.99 (not too bad, more than the whole project doing it my way, but not bad, you are essentially getting one bulb for free)

But we are not done! That get’s you two bulbs, we need 4 more, time for some PAIN!

Hue bulb 3 pack – $39.97!

Keeeeeep going!

I guess you have to get 2 more, you better find some place to use it! – $29.99

There app: free.

Total: $134.95! ( I can barely type right now . . . )

CONGRAGULATIONS! YOU HAVE STARTED ON YOUR NEW SMART HOME!

Them: “WE GOT YOU NOW SUCKERS!!!!!!!”

So that’s JUST YOUR LIGHTS, some of your lights, no outlets yet (gonna need another hub!)

but first, that only did one side of my basement, what about the other side?

Again 6 more bulbs.

My way:

Raspberry Pi – already have (free)
Power cord – already have (free)
Bulbs – already have (free)

1 Channel 5v relay – $1.17 (I get mine from a local store, have not bought from this site, buy from who you trust)

Wires to connect relay to Raspberry Pi – already have (free)

Enough cat 5 to get from the Raspberry Pi to the relay – $0.99 (if you buy one with connector ends you will just be cutting them off, but get whatever you want to pay for, if you are going to do your whole house, just get a box of cat 5)

First total my way: $58.97
Second total my way: $ 2.16
Grand Total: $61.13 – almost up to the STARTER KIT!

UPGRADE THEIR WAY:

I ONLY! need 5 bulbs (had one extra)

Hue bulb 3 pack – $39.97!

I guess you have to get 2 more, you better find some place to use it! – $29.99

First total their way: $134.95
Second total their way: $ 69.96
Grand Total: $204.91 – getting close to a car payment here!

Oh, and I don’t ever want to blow that much money on light bulbs, so I’m not for sure, but I’m guessing since they are all individual bulbs you are going to have to set them all up and connect them together so they all come on with one click.

Doing it my way you are connecting to them at the switch so you set up one gpio pin number and it turns on all the lights automatically.

We’ll stop here for now, I want to show you what would happen if you want to add outlets to the mix, but their way will have multiple options, you will still have to buy another hub, be it an echo or a proprietary hub and then a single outlet, the outlet itself will cost almost as much as a Raspberry Pi and that only gets you 1 outlet.

My way you can use the Raspberry Pi that you have, but you need to buy a powered 5v usb hub, a relay and cat 5, less than the price of 1 of their outlets.

Why are there Soooooooo many refurbished Amazon Echo’s?

Woh, Woh, Woh, another refurbished Echo sale? Are they junk?

It seems like for the past 2 months, I know a whole month, there have been sales on Amazon Echo’s, and then you read the fine print and find out they are refurbished ones. Are they really made that poorly that they have enough to have advertised sales on them?

I think I did read somewhere that they may have just been returned because the person found out they didn’t want it, which is probably the case here.

They read about all these skills they have, and then they find out they are just trivia skills or things that they don’t really need to do hands free, or things that they can just do with their PHONE! But I suspect people think that oh, I can just buy this and some Hue light bulbs and I’ll be set! Then they find out all this talk about the Echo being a ecosystem is a blog purported lie. You still have to buy ANOTHER smart hub that could cost as much as the Echo ITSELF!

So you see the Echo IS NOT a ecosystem, it is a fancy front door you buy as a ADD ON for your ecosystem, which is IoT.

There are different flavors of IoT and the one I am focusing on is Home Automation, but they are really all pretty much the same, sensors and relays.

I love all the articles about the Echo, YOU CAN DO SO MANY THINGS, like set a timer, flip a coin, use it as an intercom . . . and many other things, which you never hear about and you buy one, and you find out that they are trivia skills, so you return it.

REMEMBER ECHO IS NOT A ECOSYSTEM, it’s just a door to someone else’s work, if you are reading this, probably your work, THE REAL ECOSYSTEM.

Also you want to think about this, ALL ECHO STUFF GOES THROUGH THE CLOUD, your internet goes down, it’s paper weight, NOT EVEN A SPEAKER. I know my internet doesn’t go down, but if you live out in the middle of no where that is something you want to think about.

So the ECHO is the LAST thing you should buy, not the first, it’s like buying light switches for a house you don’t live in yet.

Case in point, I don’t have an Echo, but I do have my sprinklers controllable from my phone, NOW I remember why I wait till the last minute to turn them on! I remember when I used to start them up the first time every summer I would have to run back and forth to the garage (whaaah) to cancel and start the next station. Now I just walk around the yard, click, station 1, click, cancel station, click, station 2, click, cancel station . . ., ok so I do have IoT OtG going, hey Siri, text J.. turn on station one, hey Siri, text J.. water flowers only, hey Siri, text J.. water yard . . . YOU GOTTA SEE THIS!.

China Alexa Amazon Echo speaks Mandarin

500 downloads! O’Canada!, my mistake, it also could have been Mexico, or India, or Germany, THANK YOU ALL!

U.S.A. – 131, Germany – 64, France – 44, India – 28, U.K. – 26

(58 countries total, 6 Continents, Still waiting Antartica!, I will send you a Raspberry Pi, E-MAIL ME!). (4 makes me smile)

Thank you, Netherlands and China.

USA came back on the 4th of July, Mexico again!, and Turkey, hopefully the pictures below are a litter easier to help you make it through the process.

BUY THIS NOW! ACTUALLY WORKS, LONG

Go here

Select Raspbian

Download this

Wait til done

Unzip image using 7zip

Select downloaded zip file

Extract it

let finish

when you have a .img file

Use disk imager on windows machine

write image to micro sd card

when write is complete, eject micro sd card from PC and put in Raspberry Pi

Open terminal app

Update Raspbian

Upgrade Raspbian

Upgrade can take a while, so watch some TV or do something else for a half hour.

Install Apache Server

Install PHP

Open file to set permissions

Scroll to end of file and add permission line

ctrl-o to save
ctrl-x to exit

Install GIT:

Install GIT

Make a GIT directory in /home/pi (you should already be there)

Go into GIT directory:

GIT directory

Get my files from GIT:

Get my files from GIT

Go into new directory with my files:

Home-Automation-Production

Enter into dangerous admin mode:

sudo su

Copy PHP files:

cp *.php /var/www/html

Copy Python files:

cp *.py /home/pi

EXIT OUT OF ADMIN MODE!

exit

DONE! You can make sure the files are where they need to be if you want:

file check

PHP files

Added my weekend project to the Projects Page

Free iPhone App

Free Android App

Smart home overload

First, be careful, don’t waste your money

Business Insider -Google Assistant is light-years ahead of Amazon Alexa

. . . AND you get the same functionality with a Android wear device AND phone so you can take it with you.

Second, Tim Westergren, YOU ROCK! You definitely helped to make history.

Third, thank you Pakistan for the multiple downloads, got your blue pin on the map.

and Uzbekistan, looks like a very pristine part of the world,

and Costa Rica’s neighbor Nicaragua,

and welcome Yemen! found many wonderful pictures of your country on Google. The whole country doesn’t look like this, but I do like this picture, reminds me of Utah.

Yemen – hope you are not afraid of heights!

Utah – ditto

Added two new lights to the home matrix, living room ceiling fan and light over the fireplace, grand total? $4 for a relay, $2 for a 3 way switch, we’ll say $4 for wiring to make it an even $10.

That makes outside:

Front porch / light switch
Outside garage / light switch
Back lights / light switch
Deck fan / light switch

inside:

Front bedroom ceiling fan / light switch
Front bedroom lamp / smart power strip
Front bedroom floor fan / smart power strip
Front webcam / smart power strip
Front hub outlet, controlled by smart hub( turned on and off when hub needs more power ) / smart power strip
Front bathroom light / light switch
Front door light / light switch
Living room lamp / smart power strip
Living room ceiling fan / light switch
Fireplace light / light switch
Living room webcam / smart power strip
Kitchen webcam / smart power strip
Two open outlets on the same smart power strip
Master bedroom floor fan / smart power strip
Master bedroom lamp / smart power strip
Kitchen light / light switch
Landing lights / light switch
Stair running lights / light switch
Landing outlet one (controlled by thermostat to turn on floor fan when needed) / smart outlet
Landing outlet two – open / smart outlet
Basement lights / light switch
Bird light / wireless wall wart
Basement camera / wireless wall wart
Furnace outlets – open (dart board, christmas light)/ smart outlet
Basement bathroom / light switch
Inside garage lights / light switch
Garage door
Sprinkler system
Front door, back door sensors / assimilated alarm system
Temperature sensor in basement

I’ll have to do the math but I would think all of this could be done for around $300 Definitely less than $500

Hmmm this could be done with a cell phone and a Raspberry Pi and AT&T will give you 1000 wireless IoT devices for pretty cheap.

Tech Crunch -Fleet management tracking provider Samsara raises $40M

Here is how you might put these devices to use.

Midnight – outside garage lights and porch light (linked together on Smart Hub app as “front lights”) are on (scheduled which will be discussed later)

runner lights for stairs going downstairs are on.

You start to get cold, thank goodness you can turn off the fan without getting out of bed using the free phone app or the watch app, or schedule it to turn off automatically.

You wake up at 2 am needing a drink of water, kids toys are littered in the living room with the one that screams “MOMMY, MOMMY, MOMMY!” just waiting for someone to make a wrong move.

You open your smart watch app or free phone app, click on kitchen light, bam! the light over the sink comes on, and you easily make your way to get a drink of water. In your face! MOMMY, MOMMY, MOMMY doll! Then you make your way back to bed and turn the light off from your watch or smartphone. Don’t even think of using Alexa in this scenario.

Now it’s 4 am and since you got the drink of water, now you have to go to the bathroom! Repeat the same process, but this time with the bathroom light.

5:55 am the sun starts to peak it’s head up, the Smart Hub has it’s local scheduler set to turn off the “front lights” linked list (weekends included). No more touching those light switches again, EVER!

6:00 am – your shorttimetwo app starts to gently wake you up by letting you know what time it is every five minutes so you can keep your eyes closed to the very last second until you get up.

Say the temp lets you know what the temperature is.

Say today’s forecast tells you what today’s weather will be like.

Say tomorrow’s forecast will let you know what tomorrow’s weather will be like, go ahead and skip the 20 minutes of commercials on the morning news.

6:46 am your bedroom lights, hall lights, bathroom lights automatically come on to let you know it’s time to get up (for this schedule you omit weekends). Also the runner lights going downstairs turn off and all webcams turn off so you don’t get caught getting a towel you forgot after jumping in the shower, from the local scheduler running on your phone or you could also have that app running simultaneously on your Smart Hub.

While your in the shower you no longer need the bedroom light or the hall light so those are scheduled to turn off from the local scheduler running on your phone or you could also have that app running simultaneously on your Smart Hub.

Now you are ready to go, the bedroom light could still be on , the bathroom light is still on, you speak into you smartwatch “Text j I am leaving” Your IoT OtG app receives the text turns on your landing lights to notify you it has received the command, your bathroom light and bedroom lights are automatically turned off and all your webcams turn on. After 30 seconds your landing lights turn off, letting you know you have a minute and a half to get in your car in the garage.

You make your way to the garage the lights have been turned on with a 3 minute timer.
You get in your car, the garage door opens automatically, you start your car and back out. After 30 seconds the garage closes and you drive away.

Or let us say while you are backing out you remember you forgot something, you long press the garage door on your garage door app to cancel the timer, or you speak into your smartwatch and say “Text j turn off garage timer” again try that with Alexa!

Driving down the road you receive a text saying your garage door is closed and the garage lights have turned off.

Also while driving to work you receive a text that the front door has opened, looks like the kids are going to make it to school on time today, they better not forget to shut the door this time! . . . and there is the text showing the door is shut.

Or you don’t get the text and you call them asking what is up.

You check your webcams from time to time during the day to make sure the house is ok, but you have been having issues with your front camera lately, it has night mode and when the sun gets to a certain location the camera freaks out and jumps between modes until it locks up, But that is easily fixed you take out your smartphone and using the cloud app, or your smartwatch and IoT OtG you turn off the outlet for the camera and turn it back on resetting the camera in no time.

The day is done, time for . . . RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC! and it’s even worse today and your going to be late, you know everyone is waiting for you so instead of texting everyone you use IoT OtG by saying into your smartwatch or phone “text j hey, I won’t be home till 7 be ready to go out” that way if someone doesn’t have their phone they will hear the IoT OtG hub “speak” to them.

You are pulling up to the house and you don’t want the garage door to automatically open with the geofence at this time so you speak into your smartwatch “text j turn off garage fence” Now when you enter the geofence the Smart Hub ignores the open garage command.

Everyone jumps in the car and you go to dinner.

While your out it begins to get dark, the front light linked list I spoke of earlier is scheduled to happen, and it does. You also have the kitchen light scheduled to come on and a living room light and a pet light.

This time when you come home the geofence has been reset, the door automatically opens, the inside garage lights come on for three minutes, all webcams turn off, and the door automatically shuts behind you.

As you enter through the kitchen, the light is already on so no fumbling in the dark for a light switch.

Finally time for bed, the pets usually like to come out and eat after you go to bed, but you don’t want to leave lights on all night so you have the kitchen light, living room lamp, and pet light scheduled to automatically turn off at 11:30 pm.

Turn on your bedroom ceiling fan, or floor fan from the free phone app or watch app.

Life can be hard.

Why do I need a Garage Door app on my phone?

“I have a free opener that came with my garage door opener” or “I have a garage door opener built into my car”

For the longest time I did not have an answer for that question . . . until today.

A friend of mine came by my desk and showed me an app he has that shows you all the crimes that have happened around a certain neighborhood. The post said that cars were getting broken into and GARAGES. It seems that someone was breaking into cars and using the GARAGE DOOR OPENER that was left in the car or built into the car to break into homes.

. . . and there is my answer, why take the chance of leaving a garage door opener in your car at all times or even think about setting up the one built into your car, giving someone a free key to your home?

or worse yet having to carry one more thing back and forth to your car.

I try to avoid bringing attention to the competition . . .

But Oh My God!

BGR – Think of all the things you can do . . .

Hmmmmmm eat food for 2 weeks?

While your at it, look it’s a flash light!, I mean a light you can carry with you.

Again, only costs 2 weeks of food.

If I could put some cereal in it . . . I couldn’t afford both at once.

Or maybe, if you are afraid of heights, don’t have a place to store a ladder?

Isn’t this the opposite of Home Automation?

Ok, we have our first security “issue”

Update 6/23/2017: There is a fixed version of Debian Security Tracker

And a new version of Raspbain Jessie Jessie Download – but I am still trying to find out if it was compiled with the fixed Debian version.

And still no one has broke into my house, taken physical control of my Raspberry Pi and turned on my lights.

Update 6/22/2017: Still no one has broke into my house, gained physical access to my Raspberry Pi and turned on my lights . . . all seems to be well, and not finding any incidences on google searches.

Look, over there, it’s Elvis!

Ok, these things are going to happen obviously (until Microsoft gets involved, then all the hackers will go after them), so I might as well tell you instead of playing dumb.

NO ONE IS BEING ATTACKED!

Doesn’t sound like a life threatening thing, and so far it sounds like hackers must have physical access to the device to use this vulnerability.

So I don’t dirty up my wonderful commentary on my blog posts I will create a Security Issue Page Here. That will list everything that has been found on a go forward basis.

The vulnerability is called Stack Clash

I will find out the new “safer” version of Raspbian and post it on the Security Issue Page.

Home Automation Scenario 1

First let me welcome Croatia!

Sorry Intel –

Engadget – Intel gives up on competing against Raspberry Pi

Midnight – outside garage lights and porch light (linked together on Smart Hub app as “front lights”) are on (scheduled which will be discussed later)

runner lights for stairs going downstairs are on.

You start to get cold, thank goodness you can turn off the fan without getting out of bed using the free phone app or the watch app, or schedule it to turn off automatically.

You wake up at 2 am needing a drink of water, kids toys are littered in the living room with the one that screams “MOMMY, MOMMY, MOMMY!” just waiting for someone to make a wrong move.

You open your smart watch app or free phone app, click on kitchen light, bam! the light over the sink comes on, and you easily make your way to get a drink of water. In your face! MOMMY, MOMMY, MOMMY doll! Then you make your way back to bed and turn the light off from your watch or smartphone. Don’t even think of using Alexa in this scenario.

Now it’s 4 am and since you got the drink of water, now you have to go to the bathroom! Repeat the same process, but this time with the bathroom light.

5:55 am the sun starts to peak it’s head up, the Smart Hub has it’s local scheduler set to turn off the “front lights” linked list (weekends included). No more touching those light switches again, EVER!

6:00 am – your shorttimetwo app starts to gently wake you up by letting you know what time it is every five minutes so you can keep your eyes closed to the very last second until you get up.

Say the temp lets you know what the temperature is.

Say today’s forecast tells you what today’s weather will be like.

Say tomorrow’s forecast will let you know what tomorrow’s weather will be like, go ahead and skip the 20 minutes of commercials on the morning news.

6:46 am your bedroom lights, hall lights, bathroom lights automatically come on to let you know it’s time to get up (for this schedule you omit weekends). Also the runner lights going downstairs turn off and all webcams turn off so you don’t get caught getting a towel you forgot after jumping in the shower, from the local scheduler running on your phone or you could also have that app running simultaneously on your Smart Hub.

While your in the shower you no longer need the bedroom light or the hall light so those are scheduled to turn off from the local scheduler running on your phone or you could also have that app running simultaneously on your Smart Hub.

Now you are ready to go, the bedroom light could still be on , the bathroom light is still on, you speak into you smartwatch “Text j I am leaving” Your IoT OtG app receives the text turns on your landing lights to notify you it has received the command, your bathroom light and bedroom lights are automatically turned off and all your webcams turn on. After 30 seconds your landing lights turn off, letting you know you have a minute and a half to get in your car in the garage.

You make your way to the garage the lights have been turned on with a 3 minute timer.
You get in your car, the garage door opens automatically, you start your car and back out. After 30 seconds the garage closes and you drive away.

Or let us say while you are backing out you remember you forgot something, you long press the garage door on your garage door app to cancel the timer, or you speak into your smartwatch and say “Text j turn off garage timer” again try that with Alexa!

Driving down the road you receive a text saying your garage door is closed and the garage lights have turned off.

Also while driving to work you receive a text that the front door has opened, looks like the kids are going to make it to school on time today, they better not forget to shut the door this time! . . . and there is the text showing the door is shut.

Or you don’t get the text and you call them asking what is up.

You check your webcams from time to time during the day to make sure the house is ok, but you have been having issues with your front camera lately, it has night mode and when the sun gets to a certain location the camera freaks out and jumps between modes until it locks up, But that is easily fixed you take out your smartphone and using the cloud app, or your smartwatch and IoT OtG you turn off the outlet for the camera and turn it back on resetting the camera in no time.

The day is done, time for . . . RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC! and it’s even worse today and your going to be late, you know everyone is waiting for you so instead of texting everyone you use IoT OtG by saying into your smartwatch or phone “text j hey, I won’t be home till 7 be ready to go out” that way if someone doesn’t have their phone they will hear the IoT OtG hub “speak” to them.

You are pulling up to the house and you don’t want the garage door to automatically open with the geofence at this time so you speak into your smartwatch “text j turn off garage fence” Now when you enter the geofence the Smart Hub ignores the open garage command.

Everyone jumps in the car and you go to dinner.

While your out it begins to get dark, the front light linked list I spoke of earlier is scheduled to happen, and it does. You also have the kitchen light scheduled to come on and a living room light and a pet light.

This time when you come home the geofence has been reset, the door automatically opens, the inside garage lights come on for three minutes, all webcams turn off, and the door automatically shuts behind you.

As you enter through the kitchen, the light is already on so no fumbling in the dark for a light switch.

Finally time for bed, the pets usually like to come out and eat after you go to bed, but you don’t want to leave lights on all night so you have the kitchen light, living room lamp, and pet light scheduled to automatically turn off at 11:30 pm.

Turn on your bedroom ceiling fan, or floor fan from the free phone app or watch app.

Life can be hard.

$13 smart thermostat is a go!

Ever seen a hardware guy faint?

breadboard schmedboard . . .

Poor man’s breadboard

Yellow wire – goes to gpio pin 4 (Broadcom layout)
Red wire – goes to 3v
Blue wire – ground

OH MAN!

You could have had all my apps and a no compete for 12 Billion!

Forgot something IMPORTANT !!

Here is adafruit’s tutorial in case I forget something else.

Left this out:

Start by adding the following line to /boot/config.txt

sudo nano /boot/config.txt

scroll to the bottom

add:
dtoverlay=w1-gpio

reboot the Raspberry Pi by typing:

sudo reboot

When the Pi is back up you should have everything setup for the below code to work.

Here is the code to display the temperature reading:

python – display temperature

Query temp through the cloud