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Old 01-18-14, 06:19 AM   #1
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A DIY "Nest" like thermostat has been built featuring a Spark Wifi chip and powered by Arduino. It is a new open source project with good early results. I just saw this artical on Geek.com linked above and wanted to share here.

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Old 01-18-14, 07:53 AM   #2
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That is very cool. Thanks for posting.

If I didn't already have my cybetstat themostat, I'd look into making one of those. I really like having my thermostat available anywhere I have an internet connection (which is basically everywhere with my phone). For example, last night I didn't go home, so I dropped the temp to 50F when I left for work. This afternoon when I go home, I'll kick up the temp before I get there and come home to a nice warm house, and have saved a bunch of energy in the process (its 10F out atm). I could have left my house at 50F with my old thermostat, but I would have had to come home to a 50F house and it would have taken 3-4 hours to get up to the 70F I keep it when I'm home and awake.
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Old 01-18-14, 04:53 PM   #3
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I'd call it "The Zest Self Enlightening Thermostat"
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Old 01-19-14, 08:47 AM   #4
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Does it use the Nest portal to control temps?
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Old 01-19-14, 10:51 AM   #5
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Nope, spark cloud services and/or a local server of your construction. Due to the open-source nature of this project, only the framework is built. Who it talks to or receives orders from is up to the builder.
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What is "Nest" about this thermostat other than the round shape? What features does it have over other low cost solutions such as Cyberstat?

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