This is a very popular, ultra low cost digital temperature and humidity sensor. It uses a capacitive humidity sensor, and a thermistor to measure the surrounding air temperature. The result is available via a digital signal on the data pin (no analog input pins needed). Its fairly simple to use, but requires careful timing to grab data. The only real downside of this sensor is you can only get new data from it once every 2 seconds. But, for most applications this is not an issue at all.
This module should be connected as follows:
Although it uses a single-wire to send data it is not Dallas One Wire compatible! If you want multiple sensors, each one must have its own data pin!
The DHT11 is a low cost version of the DHT22 sensor. The more expensive DHT22 is more precise, more accurate and works in a wider temperature and humidity range.
There are many resources on the internet describing how to use it with Arduino, AVR, PIC and other embedded platforms.
We stock a wide range of embedded Single Board Computers (Arduino, PIC Microchip SBC...) that can be used together with this sensor. Seeing that this sensors works with a wide operating voltage, it is compatible with any of our 3.3V and 5V boards. See the Boards section of our menu at the top of this page (or use search box) for our full range of SBC Boards. Following are some lists (created by search terms) of compatible accessories.
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