I've been getting involved with arduino recently as a means of improving a heating device which is quite small, a box about 15x10x5cm which I would like to rig with an MLX90614 infrared sensor.
The box is already "wired" with many small flexible tubes, so I would like to set up the sensor so that I can read from it wirelessly, to keep it from getting anymore complicated than it needs to be.
What would be the most compact way to set up a transceiver capable of I2C (ideally with arduino uno coding compatibility) and to then communicate with another arduino? (I already have an Uno to act as the base station)
The reason I mention that the device should be codable with Arduino is that the MLX90614 uses a communication protocol that is beyond my skill level and which I can only operate with open source code libraries for arduino.
I've been doing some research and the best thing I've found so far is the PanStamp, but I have never soldered before, and they are not in business at the moment.
Another limitation is size. I would prefer not to use another entire arduino Uno, with shield.
And of course low cost is a plus :)
So if any of you have worked on something like this before and you have a recommendation, it would be greatly appreciated.