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Per Westermark
08/07/12 12:19
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#188009 - Build it
Responding to: Richard Erlacher's previous message
It can be a quite fun project to build one.

If you buy a system, they are normally quite expensive and you still have to either pay money or spend lots of own time to try to set it up so it does what it should.

With a home-made solution, it's also easy to have a log function so a PC could retrieve historic information for all sensors and output states. A home-made solution also allows you to feed faked sensor data to test the system - a live system normally requires you to tweek the parameters and then wait a week and see what happened.

I would probably skip the LCD and settle for a couple of LED - and instead have a USB-to-serial cable connected, allowing a PC to show detailed information why the LED:s just show simple things like "operating", "fan on", "pump on".

List of 10 messages in thread
Is there a such a product ?      Richard Erlacher      08/07/12 11:31      
   Build it      Per Westermark      08/07/12 12:19      
      Valid points ...       Richard Erlacher      08/07/12 16:52      
   Typical Controls      Michael Karas      08/07/12 15:54      
      One glaring weakness of most thermostats      Richard Erlacher      08/07/12 17:05      
         Development board      Per Westermark      08/07/12 17:20      
            Dev boards are my stock-in-trade      Richard Erlacher      08/08/12 09:51      
   Not Quite....      Michael Karas      08/07/12 16:10      
      Worth Investigating      Michael Karas      08/09/12 05:40      
         thanks for the link      Richard Erlacher      08/09/12 14:44      

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