This is IoT (internet of things) project. Our goal is to create complete HW and SW framework easily to use by everyone with little technical knowledge.
Basic requirements for EasyIoT framework:
-secure - we don't want our neighbor (or stranger 1000 km away) switch on/off our lights :).
-reliable - no need additional explanation.
-cheap - we want build our system from components easily available on market for low price. Typical sensor costs 10 USD.
-access to our system from everywhere with different connection options.
we want all systems on our server. We don't want to depend on external cloud services. We -want our data stay ours - no NSA sniffing :). Of course if we want we can share our data with external services, but only if we want.
-low power consumption - our system runs 24/7 so we dot't want to increase our electricity bill because of that. We also want to run our sensors on batteries at least one year (sometimes even 5-10 years).
Raspberry Pi or Windows machine
Fore Raspberry Pi and sensor nodes
Now we working on EasyIoT low power sensor board. It's size is 18x32mm and it's suitable for remote sensor nodes like door/window sensor, button, water leak sensor, soil moisture sensor, temperature and humidity sensor... Sensor node can easily operate between 5 and 10 years on 2 AA batteries.
Water leak sensor build by EasyIoT low power sensor board.
ESP8266 WiFi touch screen thermostat is example of complex sensor build by ESP8266 EasyIoT Arduino library. We will use Arduino Mega 2560 and TFT 3.2" touch screen display. You will be able to access and control thermostat securely from remote locations.