Gadget Freak Case #185: Turn off the Heater behind Me

DN Staff

April 26, 2011

2 Min Read
Gadget Freak Case #185: Turn off the Heater behind Me

Ed Nauman had a bad habit of leavinghis workshop at night without turning off the heater. His wife would get up inthe morning and find - to her consternation - the workshop was plenty toasty.In the interest of keeping peace in his household, Ed decided to create agadget that would save the energy spent through forgetfulness. He knew he couldbuy an off-the-shelf solution, but as he says, "Where's the fun in that?"Instead, Ed turned to the world of thermostats and microcontrollers.

Get Build Instructions | View Parts List | Watch the Video | Post a Comment | Submit Your Gadget Freak Design

Gadget Freak Case 185: Turn off the Heater behind Me

Gadget Freak Case 185: Turn off the Heater behind Me




Amt

Part Description

Allied Part #

1

1 uF Cap

213-0238

1

Capacitor

213-0525

1

0.1 uF Cap

213-9907

1

NPN Transistor

248-1004

1

10 Pin Head Connector

374-2627

1

IC MCU Flash 8KX14 EE 28 DIP

383-0478

1

3 Pin Terminal Block

409-0011

1

5 Pin Terminal Block 0.1

409-0013

1

Schotky Diode

431-0897

1

100 Ohm Resistor

437-0157

1

10K Resistor

437-0158

1

200 Ohm Resistor

453-1140

1

LED

511-1105

1

Pushbutton PCB Switch

676-0217

1

DPDT PCB Relay

886-2249

1

390 Ohm Resistor, 1/8W

895-4954

1

Thick Film, 180 Ohm Resistor

895-7861

1

2K Resistor, 1/8W

895-8018

Other Parts

1

5V TO220 Regulator

1

Motion Sensor Module

Get Build Instructions and Complete Parts List

Sign up for the Design News Daily newsletter.

You May Also Like