We first featured the Nest Smart Thermostat back in October this year, when pre-orders started to be placed for the $249 thermostat equipped with a boat load of technology. Well now one of the first in line has received his shipment and immediately taken his screwdriver to it to reveal just whats inside.
The Nest Thermostat is equipped with a colour display has has been designed to keep your house warm or cool using its onboard “learning” system. Which is also fitted with a IR proximity, PIR movement, humidity, magneto scroll, and a mini USB connector to help it manage your home environment.
Nate from the Sparkfun website who carried out the teardown explains:
“After tearing apart the Nest then re-assembling, it actually continued to function (a first for me!). I was so impressed with the thing that I stayed up way late to document the tear down. I have nothing but very positive things to say about the hardware design, website design, and user interface design of the Nest. It’s slick. Really slick. I consider myself an amateur when it comes to consumer electronics so take this review with a grain of salt. But whoa – I just turned off my heat while writing this tutorial! Welcome to the future.”
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