A Guide to the Next Phase of the Internet

“The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn’t understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had.” – Eric Schmidt, Google To say that the Internet is ever changing would be the understatement of the century. To say that the human species could function without it would be a lie. Despite mankind’s dependency on the Internet, generally speaking, most people do ...

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Wyostat: Open Source Thermostat Pt. 1

Does the world need another connected thermostat? When my thermostat went on the blink last winter, I looked at Nest, and Ecobee, and the other me-too thermostats, and I decided I would rather build my own. If Nest goes out of business (or even more likely, Google decides to go a different direction),  all that cool connected functionality pffft! If I want to control it just inside my house, I don’t really ...

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IR Digital Thermostat for FAN

Introduction  This circuit measures temperature in Celsius scale and displays it on an alphanumeric LCD screen When temperature rise to 40 C an alarm is activated and at the same time a relay is also activated which drives a fan to keep the temperature at a level. Another feature of this circuit is that you can use the keys "1,2,3,4" of a Philips TV IR remote to turn on or off three relays, The key '4' is u ...

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DCF77 clock-thermostat using PIC16F648A

Always at the right time your house on temperature This project make use of a PIC16F648(A) and a DCF77 receiver from Conrad (Orderno. 64 11 38) With DCF77 runs the clock from the thermostat always on the right time. Synchronizing isn't necessary anymore. The temperaturesensor is a DS1820 or DS18B20 and on a HD44780 (or compatible) 2x16 LC-Display becomes day, date, time, temperature (with 0.1°C precision) a ...

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