Saturday, 14 September 2013

Using the Pi With Google Docs

The Raspberry Pi is a great little bit of kit and wonderful for collecting sensor data.  However you can't analyse that data from the comfort of your office or home...If only there was some sort of Internet based Spreadsheet!

Well the good news is that the Pi is great with Python and there is a library especially created for this purpose. Install the gspread library and you can now easily create Spreadsheets for Google Docs.  Great news, huh!

Even better there's a full tutorial at:
http://learn.adafruit.com/dht-humidity-sensing-on-raspberry-pi-with-gdocs-logging/connecting-to-google-docs   This works with a humidty sensor, but it really shows the possibilities.

There are also some great tutorials for temperature sensors: http://www.danielhansen.org/2013/03/raspberry-pi-temperature-logging-using.html

And a printable: http://c-mobberley.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/nutsvolts201305-rPi_temp_monitoring.pdf

Now anything the Pi can sense can be recorded into a Spreadsheet and accessed from anywhere!

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