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Robert Lancer
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Indoor weather map

In the Collaborizm office we have to email someone to turn on and off the AC.

Got me thinking why not just deploy a network of sensors and when the temperature gets too high or low, the system can just fire off an automated email.

Not a big deal for us in the office, but a indoor weather map could also be used by hospitals, schools or any other building with an antiquated HVAC system.

How would you guys suggesting building this?

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Suggested implementation of Indoor weather map. (Will be in contact about T-Shirt)

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Claran Martis
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Hi, it鈥檚 a nice idea to have this kind of weather maps. A fully automatic temperature control would be very helpful in the process of preparing wines. The data collection side would be quite straightforward and it鈥檚 already been mentioned in this thread.
I鈥檇 like to add on a couple of points to this idea.

  • If we have a fixed set point and send emails based on that, there may be a lot of frequent mails and it may not be convenient for the operator. Instead we can observe the pattern at which the request comes and have a chart the updates regularly as reference for the operator. However sending an email could be done at a fixed frequency (which is low) and only if required.
  • Displaying the current temperatures of all the rooms on a single display would also be good.

Since the above features are totally on the software side, provided that we have the sensor data. They could be implemented in the phase 2 of the project. Phase 1 could include acquiring the sensor data and some simple notification.

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Harsha Alva
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Working on this with DS1307.

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Harsha Alva
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A business partner of mine, Kieran Timberlake architects, built something like this for their headquarters and have commercialized the technology - see: http://www.pointelist.com/

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Robert Lancer
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Gerry DeSeve looks awesome

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Robert Lancer It is - they get about 2500 data points per minute about the conditions at their headquarters offices. They heat map it all (literally) in their visualization software. The points are everywhere: floors, walls and ceilings, and also suspended above the workspace. They also ping sample occupants about their comfort level via email on a regular basis (sometimes hourly) and store that data with the sensor data. They do regular reviews of the survey data and adjust HVAC settings to optimize comfort vs. energy use.

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