Mini-Monitor: Raspberry Pi Data Collection System

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Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the “License”); you may not use this software except in compliance with the License, as described in the license.rst file.

The Mini-Monitor software is data acquisition software that runs on a Raspberry Pi computer. It is designed to post the collected data to the BMON web-based sensor reading database and analysis software, but the software can be modified to post to other Internet databases. The Mini-Monitor software has the ability to collect data from a number of different sources, including:

The software design is flexible and allows for the easy addition of other data sources. To add a new data source, an appropriate “Reader” class written in Python must be created, and can then be combined with other Reader classes to create a customized data acquisition system.

Here is a picture of a Mini-Monitor installed in a boiler room connecting to a Burnham Alpine Boiler and a string of 1-Wire temperature and motor sensors:


This site holds the documentation for the software. The documentation is divided into three main sections, described below and available on the sidebar menu on the lefthand side of this screen.


This section contains documentation for users who wish to install, configure and use the Mini-Monitor software on a Raspberry Pi computer.


This section gives details about the hardware components and assembly required to create a Mini-Monitor system.


This section provides documentation for developers who want to modify the code of the Mini-Monitor system. The source code of the project is internally documented with comments, but the documentation in this section explains the overall structure of the application. The repository holding the source code is located here.

Contact Info

Contact information for key Mini-Monitor personnel and developers is available here.