MEMES Thermostat Controller

Created on 15 Nov 2016

Macroelectromechanical engineered system (MEMES) to actuate a thermostat automatically or over Wifi

Seamlessly integrating electrical and mechanical subsystems, our device will use realtime monitoring and reactive long-extent pulse width modulation to develop an isotropic thermal environment in equilibrium with the normal range of human body temperature. In all seriousness, this project is meant to improve our quality of life while living in the Webster Apartments, by adding some functionality to the awful thermostats that we are provided with. We plan to use a raspberry pi, some sensors, and a servo to mechanically actuate the ON/OFF switch on our thermostat and keep the temperature in a comfortable range.


Chris Smith


Raymond Paetz


Samuel Westenberg


Andrew Ye

Part Cost Quantity
5V 2.4A Switching Power Supply with 20AWG MicroUSB Cable ID: 1995 - $7 $7.50 1
5V 2.4A switching power supply
GPIO Header for Raspberry Pi - Extra tall 2x13 Female Header ID: 1658 $1.75 3
extra long GPIO headers for the pi
Rotary Encoder - COM-09117 - SparkFun Electronics $2.66 2
rotary encoders fam Command Picture Hanging Strips Value Pack, Medium, White, $6.04 1
make sure its the 12 strip version. For hanging
503 Service Unavailable Error $70.26 1
Wire stripper for the boys IOGEAR SD/MicroSD/MMC Card Reader/Writer, GFR204SD: Electr $4.69 1
adapter to go into chris's shitty computer
One-Wire Ambient Temperature Sensor - MAX31820 - SEN-14049 - SparkFun $1.76 5
1 wire ambient temperature sensor
4 x AA Battery Holder with On/Off Switch ID: 830 - $2.95 : Adafruit In $2.95 2
4xAA battery holder
McMaster-Carr $15.76 2
12x24" acrylic sheets
Adafruit 16-Channel PWM / Servo HAT for Raspberry Pi - Mini Kit ID: 23 $17.50 1
Raspberry Pi Servo HAT
Raspberry Pi 3 - Model B - ARMv8 with 1G RAM ID: 3055 - $39.95 : Adafr $39.95 1
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
Aven 17542 Desoldering Wick, 2.5mm Width, 5' Length: Solder Wick: Amaz $3.45 2
Solder Wick for when I mess up Thermaltronics TMT-TC-2 Lead Free Tip Tinner (20g) in 0.8o $7.94 1
Tip tinner for when oxidation happens :( Duracell Coppertop Alkaline Aa, 24 Count: Health & Persona $13.49 1
AA batteries if we want to go this route
Micro Servo - High Powered, High Torque Metal Gear ID: 2307 - $11.95 : $11.95 2
high torque micro servo
5V 2A (2000mA) switching power supply - UL Listed ID: 276 - $7.95 : Ad $7.95 2
5v 2A switching powersupply
503 Service Unavailable Error $6.88 1
micro sd card to hold dat code
Brass M2.5 Standoffs for Pi HATs - Black Plated - Pack of 2 ID: 2336 - $0.75 10
brass standoffs for the HAT M2.5 x 6mm 304 Stainless Steel Phillips Round Head Screws $4.24 1
press f to pay respects fffffffffffffffffffffffffff
503 Service Unavailable Error $5.85 1
usb cable for usb
Black Chicken Head Knob - 14x20mm - COM-10000 - SparkFun Electronics $0.60 2
knob for the rotary encoder which apparently has no knob (crazy right)
Remaining Budget: $3.47