Car Pre Heater - Cayenne in a Cayenne :-)


#1

As we had a cold winter time this Season (-10 degree Celsius) and my car was very cold inside every morning althought I have a Garage, I decided to use my Raspberry Pi therefore: A Relais should Switch on a 2kW heater on my request. After breakfast I can Switch on this heather to pre-heat my car with hot ear - even with my smartphone. The heather I put in the car comming home and remove as I drive away. Of Course, the solution is usable only at my home Garage. Works well and since I can start my day without freezing althought I wear just a thin Business Shirt :slight_smile:


#2

Obligatory warning about unattended heater in small spaces causing fire

Now that that’s over, looks like a pretty cool project! I really like that PCB you have the LED’s and switch mounted on, where did you get that?


#3

Yes, that’s a small, cheap prototyping piggy-board: “Raspberry Pi Breakout Board v1.0” from seedstudio.
BTW: My heater has a overheating thermo-Switch inside and an fall-over-Switch to Switch off automatically. I use it in my Porsche Cayenne with the Cayenne Software - isn’t funny? :slight_smile:


#4

Safety features are good :+1: There was a project a while back where someone was using Cayenne to monitor growing conditions for peppers. Unfortunately none of them were Cayenne peppers so I think you win. Now all you need to do is get a remote start for your car to get the engine warm too!


#5

Nice Project. Have you considered adding a scheduled event to start the heater so you don’t have to do so manually? I suppose that depends on how consistent your daily schedule is :slight_smile:


#6

This was in fact the reason for the Project, I often don’t know when I have to leave. And I need just 30 minutes warmup only. Else I could use a Standard electrical power timerswitch. Here some photos of both Cayennes… :slight_smile:

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#7

Makes sense. You’ll have to wait until we incorporate some sort of machine learning deep AI into Cayenne to read your mind and predict when you’re going :smiley:


#8

Very cool project @johannes.mueller!

I hope you don’t mind, I posted your project to Cayenne’s Hackster.io page and gave you credit for it.
https://www.hackster.io/johannes-mueller/car-pre-heater-cayenne-in-a-cayenne-820857

Cheers! and stay warm :slight_smile:

-Benny