Internet-Enabled Multizone Thermostat
An Internet-enabled thermostat gives users maximum control of building temperatures. This novel system features three main sections: an XBee shield, a wireless temperature board, and an I2C-controlled output board. It includes two wireless temperature control boards and two I2C output boards. A router provides Internet access. The first node comprises a chipKIT Max32, a Max32 Ethernet Shield, and an XBee Shield (PCB). The second node is the wireless thermostat that controls an HVAC system and receives data from room nodes. The room nodes control a motorized damper to regulate each room’s temperature.