How to Build a Smart Home that Works
By the time the final round of the 2018 housing boom is over, people will have built hundreds of thousands of tiny houses and smart home systems.
They’ll have been tinkering with the designs, building systems and sensors they want, trying to optimize their lives and get more energy efficiency.
The smart homes are here to stay.
But for some, the designs aren’t ready yet.
For others, they’re more like a science project.
The first smart home to reach this stage was the Epson Home.
Built for the wealthy, it’s an appliance-to-home smart system designed to monitor and control the health and wellbeing of a single household.
It also includes sensors to keep the home clean.
Its predecessor, the Energetics, was a project that was born out of the need for a home appliance that would be both environmentally friendly and affordable.
While it was designed for the affluent, the original Epson’s design was designed to be a universal solution.
It would also be able to serve as a smart home for smaller homes.
And it was a smart system that worked.
“I was inspired by how easy it was to build,” says the Epsons co-founder and CEO, Jim Egan.
“So, we thought it was important to be able, when we built it, to be the first to do it.”
It wasn’t until 2016 that the EPAs’ vision for a smart thermostat was realized.
“The biggest problem with smart therms is the need to be connected to a central, centralized data network,” says Egan, a lifelong New Yorker who moved to California with his family.
“But when I had the idea to build the EPenetrators, I realized it’s much easier to build something that can work as a central thermostator.”
The EPenets had already been developed in conjunction with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which provided the Epenets with a $1 million grant to build and test their smart home prototypes.
It was the beginning of an era.
The Epenetrators were an early example of how a small team could design, build, and test smart homes.
“We were so excited,” says Dan Teller, the co-director of the Future of Energy program at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Design.
“When we looked at the EPI’s design and thought it could work, we knew we had found the answer.”
They went on to develop and test hundreds of prototypes of smart home solutions.
Some were sold at a time when smart thermonuclear power plants were still under development, while others were a product of their early prototypes.
And they weren’t the only ones.
“You can build a smart water heater, or a smart power-generating system,” says Teller.
“There’s a ton of options out there, but smart thermocouples and smart energy systems are the most important.”
The concept behind EPenetics’ smart thermorent system, a modular smart home system that can be combined into a single unit, is an early innovation.
But it wasn’t an isolated effort.
A similar modular smart-home system was built by the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a smart energy system was developed by the company SmartGrid, which is now owned by Google.
But the E Penetrators’ modular system, called the EPS, is the first smart thermos to reach the stage of being built.
It’s also the first thermostats to incorporate a battery.
EP systems are also the latest in smart home technology to include a Wi-Fi connection, which can connect a variety of smart devices to a single thermostatic unit.
And EPenetic’s modular smart thermo-power system includes sensors for the home to control its temperature.
But while smart thermitories have been around for years, they’ve been in limited use.
A smart thermatic, which controls the temperature of a home, uses sensors that detect changes in temperature.
It could, for instance, be used to control the fan on a hot day.
EPenettys modular smart house uses a system of sensors to detect the temperature.
EPDs are small, light, and can be connected together using Wi-fi.
And the E penetrators modular smart homes use sensors that measure changes in the air temperature and the amount of moisture inside the home.
They also have an internal thermometer that measures the amount and type of heat coming from the home, as well as humidity levels.
But smart thermi-power systems, or smart thermatics, have been a long time in the making.
Smart thermodynamics first gained widespread traction in the 1970s, thanks to a paper published by American Physiological Society researcher John W. Dyer.
In the late 1980s, scientists from the University at Buffalo created a smart-water-heating thermo engine.
In 1990, Dyer published a paper that called for a modular thermos that could be built into a home