Original Post: 23.01.2011 at 22:37:46
My goal this year is to build a wireless Internet controlled thermostat using an Arduino based board and the One Wire IC’s as sensors. I would like to be able to control my thermostat with my IPhone from any anywhere in the world. I have just ordered the Yellow Jacket from AsyncLabs which is basically an Arduino mini with wireless 802.11b wireless connectivity and a couple of the DS18B20 1-Wire digital temperature sensor from Maxim IC. The Yellow jacket is small enough to fit into a project box that could be powered and mounted in place of a regular thermostat on the wall. The control part would be through my wireless router via the Internet. I’m going to need a lot of help because I’m ok when it comes to the hardware part but the software side is where I will need lots of help. Hopefully others here would like to make this kind of project or know of other projects that are similar to get ideas and examples. I’m going to make it a point to keep at least weekly update of my progress and any help would be greatly appreciated.