Posts by: mark hill

Invasion of the PCBs

Invasion of the PCBs

I've been finishing off and checking some PCBs today. Our most fiddly component is the TMP112 which is in a SOT23-6 package. My technique has been improving over time -…
OpenTRV at Cleanweb London

OpenTRV at Cleanweb London

Tomorrow evening (Tuesday 21st Jan) you can find Damon and Mark at Cleanweb London. Come and talk to us about UX (especially, but not exclusively, relating to TRVs). We'll be…
OpenTRV and jetpacks

OpenTRV and jetpacks

The installation count has notched up to four in the UK and one in Denmark, mine (Mark) being the latest. Here's a live OpenTRV controller with two AA sized batteries…
Hello boiler, can you hear me?

Hello boiler, can you hear me?

Bruno now has an SSR controlling the boiler in his house. Here's the OpenTRV controller powered by a black USB cable, nonchalantly leaning against a wall. It's connected to an…
Installed the first units

Installed the first units

Damon installed the first units into trialists houses on Monday of this week. Mark also gave a five minute lightning talk at the Cleanweb Xmas Party (it will probably be…
Busy weekend for OpenTRV

Busy weekend for OpenTRV

It's been rush rush rush before we get to Christmas. Debugging software, testing newly manufactured boards, teaming up with the Thames Valley RepRap User Group to 3D print some boxes,…
Populated boards have arrived

Populated boards have arrived

The first batch of populated board arrived from PMS today. Hurrah! First indications are that some parts are great (blinking LEDs, power sources) and other parts need some tweaks (a…