Building a Better Thermostat - Matthew Treinish - FOSSASIA Summit 2017

Published on: Saturday, 18 March 2017

Speaker(s): Matthew Treinish (Poughkeepsie, NY)

After I came home from a recent trip that happened to occur during the middle of a heat wave. I arrived to find my apartment quite too hot, it was at least 45C inside. Needless to say it wasn’t the most comfortable way to come home after 15 days out of town, I decided it was time for me to do something aboutit to address this so I didn't come home to that unpleasant surprise again.In most houses this problem is avoided by having a thermostat which controls the air conditioning. However, the problem for me was that my apartment didn'thave a thermostat for the air conditioning. So I decided to build one using open source software. This talk will cover a how I went about solving my problem using existing software and protocols like home-assistant, MQTT, and also some new software that was created for this. It'll also go over how using software and home automation I was able to not only solve my heating issue but also make cooling my apartment smarter.

(Type: Talk | Track: Hardware & Making | Room: Fermi (Floor 3))

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