When Bob Wilson, our March 19 Gadget Freak couldn't convince building maintenance at his work that his office was frigid in the morning, he devised a solution by programming a TI MSP430-F2013 microcontroller to record the tempearture continuously over several days. See move about his Gadget here.
Several of you commented on Wilson's temperature sensor, which I was seriously thinking about building (until my job was outsourced) because I too had the same problem. Course now that I'm "working" from home, I don't have that problem - and likely won't (unless I run out of money!).
Here's what some of you said about Wilson's invention:
One reader from the UK said his company is just about to launch a low cost device to do this task. Another offers up a "cheaper" solution. Read all comments here.
In the end though, Bob Wilson explains that his invention was also a "self-training exercise to master the MSP430-F2013."
Calling all Gadget Freaks! Tell us what you think, we want to hear from you!