The DHT20 is a low cost humidity and temperature sensor with a I2C digital output protocol. It can be applied to HVAC, dehumidifier, automatic control, data loggers, weather stations, and many other projects. The sensor is calibrated and doesn't require extra components so you can get right to measuring relative humidity and temperature.
If a board needs code or communicates somehow, you're going to need to know how to program or interface with it. The programming skill is all about communication and code.
Skill Level: Rookie - You will need a better fundamental understand of what code is, and how it works. You will be using beginner-level software and development tools like Arduino. You will be dealing directly with code, but numerous examples and libraries are available. Sensors or shields will communicate with serial or TTL.
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If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.
Skill Level: Competent - You will be required to reference a datasheet or schematic to know how to use a component. Your knowledge of a datasheet will only require basic features like power requirements, pinouts, or communications type. Also, you may need a power supply that?s greater than 12V or more than 1A worth of current.
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Based on 3 ratings:
First impression is good. Used the DFRobot_DHT20 library on Github and received responsive results for temp & rel. humidity. Will be testing further in the future and will post any problems.
Couldn’t get it to work, tried arduino, RPi, and analog discovery 2 to communicate to it and it would not work, it would not ack, tried about 5 times to re-wire it to make sure it wasn’t a connection fault. This one was dead on arrival
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Works well, using with Raspberry Pi Pico.
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I found the python library for Adafruit's AHT20 https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-aht20/python-circuitpython to work with this as well.