Build your own Nest-like Thermostat

I am sure you must have heard about Google’s 3.2 billion-dollar acquisition of Nest by now. Nest as you know builds home devices such as thermostats, smoke alarms, etc. The only difference between them and the thousands of other such devices is that they make them cool. Really really cool. Their mission as they stated on their site is “We take the unloved products in your home and make simple, beautiful, thoughtful things.”

True that.

 

Following Google’s announcement of the acquisition, I came across this interesting article where someone built a nest-like thermostat within a day using open-source software. Read more about it on FastCompany

I have not tried it but if it’s true, then perhaps it’s possible to build a multi-billion dollar company in a day…

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