iPhone home temperature logger

Our AC/Heating system is driving me nuts and I can’t get it calibrated in order to keep a balanced temperature around the house, kid’s rooms are boiling while bedroom and living room are freezing so I developed a prototype of an iPhone temperature logger using the http://www.weatherdirect.com/ system. The goal is to help me look at historical temperatures and then calibrate each room air flow to equalize as much as possible the temps. The system is comprised of:

– 4 thermometers
– base station
– Mysql database to hold the temperature and humidity data
– PHP service that retrieves the temperature from the Weather Direct site and stores it in the database at 5 minute intervals
– a PHP service that retrieves the name, temperatures, humidity and timestamp data for posting on the iPhone application
– iPhone app putting it all together

Next phase is automation of the air flow. Still thinking…

Here is a screenshot of the app.


About hbouzas

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Studied Physics at the University of Buenos Aires. Joined Schlumberger in February 1985 in Houston, Texas, and worked in several technical and managerial positions until 2000. From 2000 until 2008 held several management positions in Abingdon, UK; Calgary, Alberta and London, UK. Worked in the areas of Geophysical Exploration, Geological Modeling, Structural Modeling, Reservoir Modeling and Petroleum Economics and holds several patents. He is currently the Norway Technology Center Manager for Schlumberger Information Solutions and is based in Oslo and Stavanger. Main interest are software, technology, innovation, 3D visualization, design, human computer interaction, energy, environment.
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1 Response to iPhone home temperature logger

  1. David says:

    Excelente idea!!

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