Raspberry Pi + MQTT + ThingSpeak + IFTTT

  • Raspberry Pi Zero WH (Pi Zero).
  • MQTT as a bi-directional lightweight messaging protocol.
  • ThingSpeak to collect the temperature readings (via MQTT).
  • ThingSpeak’s ‘React’ to analyse if those readings go out of bound or no data is received and what action to trigger.
  • ThingHTTP to forward events to other websites (IFTTT in this tutorial).
  • IFTTT to send push messages to the phone and to send widget actions from the phone back to the Pi Zero (bi-directional).
Pi Zero-> ThingSpeak-> React-> ThingHTTP-> IFTTT-> Push-> Phone
Phone Widget-> IFTTT-> ThingSpeak-> Pi Zero
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B works as well
DS18B20 + 4.7kOhm under white heatshrink on a waterproof DS18B20 cable
$ curl https://api.thingspeak.com/update?api_key=#APIKEY#&field1=-10
$ curl https://maker.ifttt.com/trigger/FreezerGoneOffline/with/key/#WEBHOOK-KEY#&value1=-4
Trigger an alarm if power outage for 60 minutes
Trigger an alarm if temperature rises above -5ºC
$ curl https://api.thingspeak.com/update?api_key=#APIKEY#&field1=-4
python3 /home/pi/thc-freezer-monitor.py 



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