coal bob wrote:WOW you guys just got me lost
It's no longer just shake and load. Welcome to coal burning in the 21st. century.
The CO sensor itself is relatively inexpensive ($6) and I think it would be a meaningful feature at that price... Scenario in my head is you're at work and no one is at home, CO alarm goes off. Pets obviously wouldn't be able to get out of the house, but an alert email could allow you to call your local FD or neighbor and have them check it out hopefully saving yourself a really bad experience when you arrive home 8 hours later with the CO alarm still going off.
That being said, if you wanted a device as inexpensive as possible I think I would make a kit version available where you'd get the PCB with the surface mount stuff pre-soldered and whatever sensors you picked out. IE you might want to leave off the LCD display or something.
baddawg wrote: been looking on line for a smoke/co detector system that would call/text/e-mail me if something went off. I don't need much more then that,
stoker_RI wrote:Yes!..I would be interested...sorry if I missed it, but is there a way to integrate manometer readings into it?
MURDOC1 wrote:I'd like to have a go at this device... iPhone 4, iPad 2 and iMac here... Always have either the iPhone and/or iPad 2 at my side... Would be nice to be able to see what is going on at home while on the road every night for work... No pets here, just me...
I would like to see the ability to control the Coal-trol thermostat via smartphone while away from home? Have 2 stoker stoves here, both running via Coal-trol... Hmm, now there's a thought, get one of these things working and I will send you a Coal-trol thermostat to open up and understand... Then create a Coal-trol App for smartphones and tablets that looks just like a Coal-trol thermostat on screen, has the same features and works just the same as the real thing only now on a phone or tablet... Sell it to Paul and Neil for a price...
MURDOC1 wrote:Would your device be an "App" that would appear on my iPhone or iPad?
stoker_RI wrote:Just curious from a software developer (..don't worry, I don't want to steal your thunder and build one.. ).. but would you accomplish this using C Sharp? /.net framework?