[OpenTRV-interest] Adaptive comfort (and stuff)

Simon Hobson linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Wed Jul 13 15:10:11 BST 2016

Damon Hart-Davis <dhd at exnet.com> wrote:

>> Just a thought, for those of us where it isn't too much of a problem, is a hardwired connection feasible ?

> Yes, depending on details of our connector and plastics design.
> But I think that that is a tiny fraction of the people that we want to reach on this round.  We may be able to accommodate such use cases out-of-band, especially if the radio certfication gets too eye-watering.

I was assuming that such cases would be more in the "hack it yourself but here's some ideas" kind of territory. I doubt it would make commercial sense as the proportion of users going that route will be a) very small and b) mostly techies.

> 1) At the moment the radio is one-way.

I didn't realise/had forgotten that

> We have yet to decide what to include in this offering!

I would suggest a "basic working system". I think we can all think of projects that floundered on the rocks of "took too long and tried to add too many bells and whistles". Pack of heads plus a relay unit, pre-paired (optional while you're selling to techies, essential after that), and software with the features you've described.
Being able to read the data from the system out-of-the-box would be nice - that way us techies who are likely to he the majority of early adopters can start making pretty graphs that our other halves can go "yes dear, very nice" to in that special "I really don't care" tone of voice they have !

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