Connected thermostat uses old iPhone and Raspberry Pi to monitor entire house #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
Hack a day posted about this great project- view more info on it here.
Home automation has always been a fascination of mine. How much time and irritation would I save if I didn’t have to worry about turning things on and off, or wonder in which state they were left? How much more efficient would my home be? Wouldn’t it be cool to always know the state of every power consumer in my home, and then be able to record and analyze that data as well? With my brain nearly exploding with dreams of home automation, my wife and I bought our first home in May 2014.
The starting point for my home automation system (which of course will be DIY and open source) is a thermostat. I needed to control the biggest energy hog in my house first! I had a Raspberry Pi laying around that I had done some tinkering with, and after some Googling, I decided it would be the perfect brain for my project.
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