Today I found a chip named LT1025. It is a Thermocouple Cold Junction Compensator from Linear Technology which is very easy to use for building temperature sensors for measurement and control and can also be used to convert a heat gradient into electricity.
It took about 5 minutes to get it working in the Arduino environment.
Just order some samples from Linear, they will send you one or two without charge... ;)
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