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Re: WI-FI Hardware intergration into PCC
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2013, 09:29:24 pm »

Hey T,

I would also like to see the nest learning theromstat added to PCC it looks like they will be releasing an api for it soon. It would be really cool to see it added I installed one and it works awesome from my smartphone and I will be adding 2 more in the near future

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Re: WI-FI Hardware intergration into PCC
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2013, 06:06:38 am »

Hey T,

I would also like to see the nest learning theromstat added to PCC it looks like they will be releasing an api for it soon. It would be really cool to see it added I installed one and it works awesome from my smartphone and I will be adding 2 more in the near future

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I looked at the nest thermostat but reviews I read didn't sound promising.
I'm still on the fence for which to use myself.
I'm glad you are happy with its performance.
You may wish to play with Wireshark to see what commands are sent from your smartphone to it and what is reported back.
You could then at least be able to send commands to it from PCC using a web send command from a user command.

For all users looking at Wi-Fi  options:
 I found some cool Wi -Fi tools at metageek
InSSIDer helped me find the best channel for my Wi-Fi
This won't show interference but all other wifi access points(routers) you PC sees.
It shows what channels they are on and other info.
There are other tools there as well some free some not.
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Re: WI-FI Hardware intergration into PCC
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2014, 06:49:58 pm »

Did you ever pick a thermostat?

I've got an RTH8580WF installed if you want to experiment.
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Re: WI-FI Hardware intergration into PCC
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2014, 04:30:47 am »

Did you ever pick a thermostat?

I've got an RTH8580WF installed if you want to experiment.
I never did purchase a unit still looking at options and pricings
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Re: WI-FI Hardware intergration into PCC
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2016, 06:55:49 am »

I looked at the Nest API today and did a little more digging.
Nest has some cool features built in as well  CO & smoke detectors & cameras with other hardware in development.
I currently don't have any Nest products however their API is open to everyone.
I believe PCC could trigger events in the thermostat with a user command (web request)however using Ultra light might be the better route to go as you could interface with all their hardware in a simple webpage getting updated regularly.
The down side to this API is, it is cloud based which has caused several issues in the past.
They also have a simulator so one can test their code, the down side of this is Chrome is required.
I refuse to install this browser on my system as it caused me nothing but problems in the past.

Since I would require a Nest to really test any added PCC code for it I feel the end user would be better off Using the web request feature in the User command options.
I'll setup a section in the Member Only section here so users can post examples of web request code for the nest as well as other Wi-Fi hardware devices.


 
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Re: WI-FI Hardware intergration into PCC
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2016, 01:37:13 pm »

I ordered a Sonoff module and it arrived the other day.
I hope to use this in my off grid setup on my outdoor wood furnace.
I just couldn't resist the price.
Currently this appears it only works with the cloud app as I ordered the one without a RF reciever.
Hopefully once setup I can use Wireshark to sniff out the commands required and add the abillity to control it with PCC using a user command.
They state on the web page a API is still under consideration so hopefully that will come before I have to use wireshark.
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