July 13, 2012

Electric Heater Control with X10 and Arduino

 Finding themselves with electric heaters with useless thermostats, the people at foulab needed a better way to keep the heaters on and control the temperature. Instead of running mains leads around their apartment, they modified an X10 protocol wireless controller with some Arduino-compatible hardware and an external temperature sensor to build an intelligent thermostat that can control the heater in place. 

For more information including the hardware, code and design diary visit their site here. To get started with your own temperature-controlled projects, consider using our TEMP: DS18B20-based temperature sensor module:

... or our HUMID: Humidity and Temperature sensor module based on the popular DHT22 sensor unit. Both modules are fully documented and easy to get started with. These are only two of over a dozen of our sensor and outputs modules

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