Good evening my friends, how can I use the Losant to control temperature like a thermostat?
This is a great question.
My first question would be is the thermostat controllable? If so, does it have an API?
If you were using a thermostat with a REST HTTP API, you could use the Workflow Engine and HTTP Node to control it.
In order to control something, the device ( or computer that has access to that device ) must be able to receive HTTP message over the internet, or connected via MQTT.
Yes, it is controllable. No API.
I would like to control by app.losant.com, how do I?
I want to control temperature in a ambient using a relay to turn on or turn off the refrigeration like a remote thermostat.
I’m using the DHT22 and an ESP8266.
I’ve created a block to control the temperature, but I don’t know do a REST HTTP API and use the workflow. You can help me?
Thank you, very much.
@Luiz_Carlos_de_Azeve, I think the best thing to do is to have you start here:
This walkthrough shows you how to use the HTTP Node.
Also, to help you know how things work with Losant, you should take a look at Losant University:
@anaptfox Good evening, I still can not do what I want, I still do not have a good command of English so it’s difficult to understand what is taught at Losant University. The example you gave me of weather control does not apply much to what I want. I want to control the temperature of an environment by regulating through a slide bar a temperature x, so when the air conditioner reaches that temperature, it is turned off by the losant.
If you are using MQTT for your thermostat, a video of a control system with Losant is at