Web thermostat with Arduino

By on May 4, 2011
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Equipped with Ethernet interface, Arduino controls a boiler to maintain the set temperature and publish environmental data via Internet on Pachube, and the web interface allows  setting the temperature  remotely via Internet.

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The project is designed to control an heating system in order to keep the temperature in a room above a certain value, which can be set from Internet or a Personal Computer by LAN, because ours is not a simple thermostat but a complex unit managed by Arduino, which can connect to a local network with ethernet interface.  The thermostat allows many functions, including the publication  temperature measured at regular intervals (set by firmware), as well as the state of the boiler (on or off). The datas are published on the website http://www.pachube.com, which provides a database which stores user data, also makes available a series of gadgets to be able to view this data directly into web pages.

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About Boris Landoni

Boris Landoni is the technical manager of Open-Electronics.org. Skilled in the GSM field, embraces the Open Source philosophy and its projects are available to the community.
  • http://easternstargeek.blogspot.com Eastern Star Geek

    Great job- very impressive!

    What kind of tool did you use to create the HTML code?
    That is one place where I lack experience, and I am working on a similar project.

    Also, how can one make the site secure to avoid tampering by unauthorized users?

    Many thanks!

  • http://www.open-electronics.org Boris Landoni

    Thank you,
    I use simple Notepad++ and test the page on the various browser.
    The page is very simple.
    You can add a login page on Arduino
    Take a look http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Code/WebServer

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  • Alex

    Hi Boris. Very good job. Thanks for the information.

    I have one question: in order to get/set current data in the board from Pachube, do you connect directly arduino RJ45 cable to your home router?

    Thanks in advance!

  • http://www.open-electronics.org Boris Landoni

    Hi Alex, in the sketch there are all network config.
    To send data to pachube and set temperature you have to connect the board to ethernet

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