The guys over at MySensors are creating a big library for connecting typical sensors together. They have collected information for a lot of sensors, controllers and gateways added source code and instructions for them. For example Display and Time, Temperature and battery powering. They also compare prices between AliExpress and Ebay for typical sensors in the store. A lot of info to be found. Take a look.
It’s a bit tricky to understand what they’re aiming at first time you visit, but here are some quotes from their pages:
“Learn how to create your own low cost wireless sensors and connect them to the world.”
“We’ve combined the Arduino platform with a small radio transceiver into a fun, flexible world of low cost wireless sensors.”
“All the nitty-gritty details about the sensor communication has been packaged into a convenient software library so you don’t have to worry about them.”