Wow, it’s been a long time since my last update. I have continued to work on developing the WebCell into a product. I’ve used a few contractors from Elance.com to help with specific things, like make icons for the CellScript Simulator. But I’ve spent the most time on a total rewrite of the web pages for home automation.
With this rewrite I also recently completed a web page that for the first time provides access to a feature that the scheduler has had from the beginning – the ability to schedule a change of schedule. Here’s how I put it to use:
I have thermostat schedules called “Home” and “Away”. The Home schedule changes the temperature setting each morning and evening; the Away schedule is basically set to turn the system off, with the heat set to 55° and the cooling set to 85°. I was leaving town for a week, but my son-in-law was staying at my house for an additional night, so I set the Away schedule to start at 8AM the next day. I also set the Home schedule to start in the morning on the day I get back. So now I get to save energy when nobody is in the house, but it will be a comfortable temperature when I return.