Combine a Yocto-Light-V3 with a YoctoHub-GSM-3G-EU to get an autonomous appliance with built-in network connectivity:
The Yocto-Light-V3 device is an USB ambiant light sensor (lux meter) which will allow you to you measure ambient light up to 100'000 lux. Measurements can be directly read or stored on the device internal flash for later retrieval when connected again.
This device is a replacement for the Yocto-Light V1 which is not produced anymore. THe response to light is closer to human eye than the Yocto-Light-V2.
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The YoctoHub-GSM-3G-EU is a wireless-enabled module that can host three Yoctopuce modules to access them remotely through a 3G GSM cellular network (UMTS and HSPA). It can be powered either by a USB Micro-B cable and a regular phone charger, or a 5V battery pack.
The radio module supports the two GSM frequency bands 900 MHz and 1800 MHz used in Europa, Middle-East, Africa, Asia and Pacific. For a detailed list of frequency bands supported in each country, please refer to the Wikipedia page GSM_frequency_bands.
I'm suprised new desktop motherboards don't come with light sensors and was therefore very happy to find this product.
You claim that it don't need any drivers. Does that mean that Windows will automatically register this as a light sensors common in laptops and use it to adjust my external screens brightness?
Or is that a no go since my screen is external? (However, this tool seems to indicate that it is possible for software to adjust my monitor: http://clickmonitorddc.bplaced.net/)
Thankful for any help I can get.