I was working on a frost protection device for a while like @martin_schilliger, however, what seemed to be trivial at the beginning became a rather complex thing.
- dry temperature does not work well, you need to measure the wet-bulb-temperature to be sure - which requires to know at least the humidity and pressure
- sensors - the classic ones on the breakout boards do neither provide the needed accuracy nor do they support to be exposed to wind and weather outside on the field, real good ones cost lost of money
- power consumption - you need to send every couple of minutes in order to allow quick reactions or check the results of actions taken like candles/fires etc
Here is a pic of one of my prototypes
The board is a Arduino MKRWAN 1300 and the sensor is a AM2305.
Of course you will see that the batteries & board are packed into a waterproof case while the sensor is attached outside in order to capture things quickly.
Just to note: this prototype was tested for several month but was never used in “production”. Neither the battery life time (known issue on power consumption of the MKRWAN 1300) nor the accuracy of the sensor were satisfactory
BUT: was a whole lot of fun to build this thing and I learned really a lot!