. . . and check this out!
Thermostats must be the GOD AWFULL most boring part of home automation, but things are about to get interesting . . .
Since I am not chained to a PROPRIETARY system, the way my house is laid out the basement get’s really cold and the upstairs stays warm (of course) but the reason why I made my smart outlets was so I could plug in a floor fan downstairs and blow the cold air from the basement upstairs, remotely or on a timer. It works REALLY WELL, the basement actually gets warm if I leave the fan on too long. So if I use a Raspberry Pi and make a smart thermostat, I am going to make it so that in the summer when the AC needs to kick on I am also going to turn on the floor fan for a certain amount of time. And in the winter when the heater needs to come on I will kick on the ceiling fans for a certain amount of time. I think my house is about to get it’s college degree!!!
Oh yeah! CO$T: 1 Raspberry Pi and 5 relays = less than $100, how much is a NEST?
Let the coding begin!
Welcome Qatar! (I’m going to have to get smaller pins or a bigger map!)
Thank you Spain and France, Germany had a good run, but has slacked off, so now’s your chance.
Ukraine and Romania, you sure you don’t want to WAIT to buy a WeMo hub?
While Belkin doesn’t have a price or a specific release date for it yet, it has at least revealed that the device will be available sometime this fall.
the absolute least . . .
. . . And Germany, and Lithuania, and Netherlands, and Singapore!. . . Ok, Apple, you are going to have to come up with some more colors, I used them all up again!
. . .steamroller action, crushing all . . .
Looks like I missed something Poland, you are stepping up to a yellow pin!
South Africa and Spain, you are only 2 away from a yellow pin.
Germany – 61
France – 43
Use the Raspberry Pi to find out if your passion is in coding, learn the basics, but try not to focus too much on python and php unless you must. Object Oriented Programming is what you seek, it is The Matrix, it is the rules you must abide by, and the rules you try to break.
If you master OOP you can learn any newer language, Java, Objective C, Swift, Python . . .
Avoid GIT as long as you can, it is the opposite of repetition, and repetition is the key.
When you get a program working, write it out on paper 2 or 3 times, burn it in your brain.