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DrGerm
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USA
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Posted - 12/20/2011 :  05:39:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have some Insteon devices set up and plan to expand further to include adding a controller like the ISY-99i/IR.

I ordered a Venstar T1800 to see how that works, but I saw the Nest (nest.com) which "looks" cool but otherwise wouldn't expect it to work any better.

I made the fatal mistake of showing the Nest device to my wife, and of course she says "that looks SO MUCH cooler... can you make THAT work with what you want to do".

So, my question is, is there any info on controlling the Nest device with Insteon controllers? I'm not finding a single thing with searching and I'd doubt it with what I know thus far.

Thanks!

Phoenix96
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Posted - 01/02/2012 :  7:34:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Do you use something like an ISY? It is possible to control the Nest via a web service and so commands can be sent through a computer. I've got a simple Ruby program running that controls it, and the ISY could probably be adapted to control it as well.
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DrGerm
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Posted - 01/05/2012 :  5:44:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Phoenix96

Do you use something like an ISY? It is possible to control the Nest via a web service and so commands can be sent through a computer. I've got a simple Ruby program running that controls it, and the ISY could probably be adapted to control it as well.



I don't yet, but plan on getting one soon. This is encouraging, maybe I'll look into it.

The Venstar unit is installend and working well, but if I find something that could work, maybe I'll experiment with putting a Nest unit in to replace the second thermostat we have (and then if that works well, replace both this way).
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firstone
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Posted - 01/09/2012 :  1:43:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Phoenix96

Do you use something like an ISY? It is possible to control the Nest via a web service and so commands can be sent through a computer. I've got a simple Ruby program running that controls it, and the ISY could probably be adapted to control it as well.



Is there way to read the state? Does device push any events out? Or can you at least poll it continuously?
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walter
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Posted - 09/07/2013 :  2:17:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit walter's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I just looked into this, and there's a plug-in which enables the Indigo Pro software to control Nest thermostats. I'm about to try it out.
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walter
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Posted - 09/07/2013 :  2:23:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit walter's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Works great. :)
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tinkererguy
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Posted - 03/28/2014 :  10:01:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit tinkererguy's Homepage  Reply with Quote
INSTEON Announces Connectivity to Nest Learning Thermostat March 13 2014
http://www.insteon.com/Press031314.html

I put together a list of related articles:
http://bit.ly/insteonandnest

4+ year INSTEON owner.

Edited by - tinkererguy on 03/28/2014 10:06:41 AM
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