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One-Wire Resources

Introduction

This page is a collection of the various One-Wire resources that I have found useful. It should be noted that my objectives regarding One-Wire is to develop a computer based home monitoring sytem based on Microsoft Windows and consequently may have neglected significant resources that are Linux or Tini based.

Any comments on these resources are my own and based solely on my own personal experience of them where applicable.


One-Wire Device Retailers

Being in South Africa my preferences regarding suppliers is skewed in that without a reliable postal service I have to rely on suppliers with an internet store and independent delivery system. A further factor is that the delivery costs for small items often costs more than the item itself [see comment on AAG below].

Electronic components

Fine if you are an electronic technician able to build your own devices but for the average DIY enthusiast dealing with surface mount components and producing one-off PCBs is a major difficulty.

  • Maxim
    A reliable service but can sometimes can take quite a while to receive goods from overseas.
    Very generous with sample components.
  • Mouser
    A fast reliable local service.
  • RS
    A fast reliable local service but sometimes a little expensive.
  • http://www.sheepwalkelectronics.co.uk/index.shtml
    I have not purchsed from this site but their component prices seem very competative

One-Wire Devices

  • Hobby Boards
    Following my disappointment with AAG I sourceed my one-wire hardware from Hobby Boards. I have found them to be extremely reliable, efficient and helpful - what more could yo ask of a supplier and I would confidently recommend them to anyone.
  • AAG Electronica
    I sourced my first one-wire hardware a WS602 RS485 Weather Instrument KIT from AAG. The kit was received, installed and generally worked as described. Unfortunately the South African Highveld is one of the lightning capitals of the world and two weeks later the wind sensor pcb was taken out.
    [ I contacted AAG and asked if they could supply just the circuit board since whilst the full kit costs about $98 the delivery cost was $187! ($231 by express).I was willing to pay the full kit price for just the pcb which at 75g is much less than the 1.5kg of full kit and could have been air-mailed for a few dollars. Their response - They would supply the full kit or nothing!. Needless to say I bought a replacement from Hobby Boards]
  • iButtonLink
    I have never used this supplier but their prices look expensive
  • Embedded Data Systems
    I have never used this supplier but their prices look a little expensive
  • Midon Design
    I have never used this supplier but their LOG08-II logger looks interesting
  • Brain4Home
    I have never used this supplier but their BAE0910 1-wire multifunction chip looks very interesting
  • Springbok Digitronics Order Center
    This site is aimed at supplying 1-wire hobbyist, experimenters, and other commercial and industrial developers, low cost, high quality 1-wire sensors and control devices. I have never used this supplier since as of June 2013 they are not taking orders.

Sensors

These are some of the sources I used for sensors to be linked to one-wire slaves:-


One-Wire Software

  • Tools for 1-Wire® Software Developers
    A collection of essention software devlopment kits
  • 1-Wire API for Java Software Development Kit
    The 1-Wire® API for Java™ Software Development Kit (SDK) is a robust, highly object-oriented foundation for building 1-Wire applications in Java. With this SDK, programmers can develop portable, cross-platform software and shorten the time to market for their products.
    This software is an essential must have for anyone developing sofrware for one-wire devices
  • OneWireViewer
    The OneWireViewer is a Java™ demonstration application for exploring iButton or 1-Wire® chip features from your PC. It automatically finds iButtons or 1-Wire chips on the 1-Wire network, and then displays their serial numbers and a description of relevant features and menu options. The OneWireViewer supports the features of most 1-Wire devices, including temperature, humidity, data logging, switch, analog-to-digital conversion, and memory features.
    This software is an essential must have for anyone using one-wire devices
  • Felix version 1.48
    Felix is a Web Based Remote Monitoring and Control System that uses one-wire. The version presented here also include a facility for X10 protocol systems. Originally written by Chris Gaebler February 2010 the software is no longer supported. However, this software was the first I used for my own one-wire system and it served me very well indeed.
  • WeatherToys
    WeatherToys, a book by Tim Bitson shows how you can roll your own one-wire system. The book and supporting software take you step by step through the process of creating the microlan and developing java applications to run the system and serve the results to a web page.
    For those with little or no interest in coding the the ready to go software is fine if all you want is a simple weather station. However, taking it step by step and written in plain english, well supported with software I found this book to be not only a pleasure to read but an excellent reference and nothing beats the satifaction of doing it yourself and seeing the results live on the web.
  • OWFS 1-Wire File System
    OWFS is a suite of programs that designed to make the 1-wire bus and its devices easily accessible but the software runs on linux, freebsd and Mac OS X. The underlying priciple is to create a virtual filesystem, with the unique ID being the directory, and the individual properties of the device are represented as simple files that can be read and written.
  • Sheepdog Software
    Sheepdog Software's 1-wire monitoring software. Windows software for weather monitoring, provides 9 days graphs, supports DS2438 and DS2423.
  • Digitemp Software
    The current development focus for DigiTemp is the Linux version, and adding support for more non-temperature devices
  • LogTemp - program Software
    LogTemp program can be used for viewing and saving of several 1-Wire temperature sensors measurements. The interval of the measurements can be adjusted. A windows service for temperature is also available at this site

One-Wire Technical Information

Technical Information
  • Maxim Integrated - 1-wire and iButton
    The ultimate source and reference for technical information on one-wire devices/
  • OWFS 1-Wire File System
    A lot of technical information available on thist site but the software runs on linux, freebsd and Mac OS X OWFS is a suite of programs that designed to make the 1-wire bus and its devices easily accessible. The underlying priciple is to create a virtual filesystem, with the unique ID being the directory, and the individual properties of the device are represented as simple files that can be read and written.
  • CocoonTech.com
    A discussion forum that includes some info on one-wire but difficult to search and navigate
  • Weather Watch Sensors
    Some one-wire info but mixed in with other weather sensors.
  • WeatherToys An excellent book by Tim Bitson. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in either building their own weather station or just getting started with one-wire systems. The book covers weather sensors in detail and also provides a set by step methodology to developing the software (Java) to interogate the sensors.
  • 1-Wire Solar Sensor Calibration
    To determine a mathematical equation to convert the solar voltage values from the Hobby Board into lux as would be measured by a commercial lux meter..
  • DS2423 alternative
    An alternative to the no longer available DS2423 counter. Also see At OWFS Developers and Attiny25 source code

One-Wire Documents


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