This month i’ve broken my “Only buy devices which have the ability to talk to the mini-server” again.
The first time I bought the Netatmo weather station, which I fell in love with predominantly because of its “Apple-like” looks, it looks like it should (and is) be on sale in an Apple store. It has a great portal that shows me historical weather data since I installed it, but… and heres the kicker, I can’t do anything with the data live, I can of course download the data in CSV format.
My second infraction is the NEST Home Protect, a smoke and CO detector. The web interface gives me the weather locally, and tells me if our CO levels are safe, but not a lot more. I can only get information from either their website or the app on the phone.
Its a small thing but i’ve gotten used to being able to interogate the mini-server whenever I want and the system making decisions for me and all from one app! Perhaps I am just asking too much?