” This project involved making a S.M.A.R.T (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) Thermostat which could be accessible over the internet. This project combines several elements of embedded electronics, all while keeping on the theme of Home Automation. This page is a quick overview of the project; full documentation including EagleCAD board schematic & layout, as well as the Source code, can be found at the bottom of the page.
When designing this project, I wanted it to conform to these requirements:
- Remote control and monitoring via Web
- Upfront control and monitoring via LCD and pushbuttons
- Remote Monitoring, Data Logging & Graphing”
“We bridge the gap between the virtual world and the real world
Our purpose at ioBridge is to remove all the hurdles involved with connecting DIY projects to the web. This goal has been out of reach for all but the most tech savvy. Controlling or monitoring devices over the web requires proficiency in circuit design, network architecture, scripting languages and website design. Even if all those requirements are met, connectivity issues between devices on a local network and the web render many projects impractical.”
“In this article we are programming the basic stamp to trigger a remote switch for your home lights or any other power switching device, like a garage door, fireplace and so on. We are controlling it through the web or the ipod (the ipod also has a web browser)”