As busy engineering students, we know the importance of saving time. Especially in the morning, every extra minute is well worth it. That’s why we have created a shower temperature system. Using this system, you can turn on your shower and go back to whatever you were doing. Rather than having to stick your hand into the shower, you can wait for the system to notify you that the shower is ready. In addition to helping save time, this system also helps you avoid uncomfortable showers. No one likes getting into the shower, only to realize that the shower is freezing cold or scoldingly hot. Imagine the possibilities available with this temperature sensing system. With a target temperature and an accurate error reading, many of the building blocks are in place to turn a normal shower into a shower that can set its own temperature. Overall, this project has been a great learning experience, and we hope you find it useful!
Here at Adafruit, we sell all of these amazing components, but we couldn’t find a good way to interact with them over the internet. There are certainly a lot of great services out there for datalogging, or communicating with your microcontroller over the web, but these services are either too complicated to get started, or they aren’t particularly fun to use. So, we decided to experiment with our own system, and that is how Adafruit IO got started.
To make it easy for people to get started using Arduino or ESP8266 we have starter packs with just about everything you may want to connect to the internet, with known-working WiFi modules!
ESP8266 Huzzah Kit
CC3000 Huzzah Kit