ChipKIT UNO32 is a great substitution to Arduino boards. One advantage is that it’s 32-bit microcontroller and is much faster than AVR based Arduino. Programming experience is pretty same as it’s using same Arduino IDE environment and same programming style. SXRguyinMA developed shield for ChipKIT that is equipped with 12 ports for temperature sensors. It also has a header for standard alphanumeric LCD display.
Shield accepts standard 10k thermistor sensors. Reading can be viewed on LCD. This is perfect solution for monitoring temperatures of multiple objects. Could be house heating monitoring, beer brewery. And surely you can always use less than 12 sensors. Project is Open hardware so you can grab and build one.