Hacking your "smart" thermostat | Hack Session
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Hacking your “smart” thermostat | Hack Session


I recently got my hands on a “smart” thermostat. It is not actually smart at all, it just connects to the wifi and lets you control it (only basic staff) from your smartphone. Anyway, so I decided I could use it’s connectivity to collect some data and do some analysis on them.

This hack session will take you from “Connecting the thing on the wall” to “I have an ELK stack with data of my house temperature etc.”.


In the process we will (if time permits):
  • Learn how to get what we want even if it’s not documented (reverse engineering, but in our case mostly decompiling)
  • Find out how the REST API works through some trial and error
  • Get our first data
  • Setup ELK in a jiffy
  • Glue everything together



Info about DevStaff

There’s a lot of us, devs, here in Crete. Yet, we hardly ever get together in large groups, or even know each other – somewhat strange for our small community, we hope you’ll agree. This group is an attempt at bringing us all together for informal chats about what we’re all passionate about: technology and software. Join the meetup, learn, teach, speak your mind, sharpen your skills, share the knowledge and help us build a community where devs can openly exchange ideas!

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