Archive for May 2nd, 2007

DIY A/C Zone Control

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

There’s so many things people are doing with servos nowadays! I never though for a second to use servos to control the dampers in my house though.

Control Your Dampers

Compare: in existing zoning systems, the cost per room is anywhere between $600 and $1300, in this case, it is approximately $10 for a servo, and approximately $3 for a sensor, which makes it less than $20, if you count the price for all those small things in there.

Impressive, isn’t it?

Initially, there were concerns about the longevity of this device – all in all, neither of the original components (the stock registers and the stock R/C servos) were intended to be used in “always on” mode…

Pretty ingenious if you ask me!
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