Regularly, most of the electricity at home is consumed by heating and cooling with the caveat that not all the rooms have the same temperature. There are some key factors that may contribute to these temperature differences like how many sources of heat are present in the room, the level of insulation and the location of the room. For example, considering that the hot air tends to rise if there is a basement available, it tends to be cooler than let's say the bedrooms -if these are located on the top floor.
For this challenge, I have a project in mind where I want to use the RSL10-SENSE-GEVK to build Bluetooth beacons that help collect essential data. These beacons are to be placed in strategic locations at home, providing constant feedback to a Hub (or main console) that will use the data to improve the Home Climate Control and that allow the user to view and control the data in a user-friendly manner. The RSL10-SENSE-GEVK is a perfect candidate for this project as it is very small, Bluetooth 5 capable and has a good number of sensors integrated ideal for this application.
Ideally, the ultimate goal of this kind project would be to use the data collected by the beacons to drive the air vents located in the same areas to auto-open/close according to the desired temperature settings configured in the home console for each area. In other words, a project like this will improve the central air unit by managing independently the air vents to precisely tune the temperature for each room independently, improving the user comfort and hopefully saving electricity as well.
Blogs in this series
- ON Sweet Home - Introduction
- ON Sweet Home - Getting to know your RSL10
- ON Sweet Home - Collecting the Beacon data
- ON Sweet Home - 3D printed parts
- ON Sweet Home - GUI is alive and the project is complete!