My name is Daniel and this is Kechu. The inspiration behind fenestra was born while Kechu was living in Germany. Frische Luft, German for Fresh Air, is a common phrase in Germany used to describe the daily routine of opening windows to let fresh air in and flush stuffy air out. A closed-up building is regarded as very UN-healthy.

What it does

Our product is called fenestra, a device which motorizes your sliding windows and allows them to open and close automatically based on your desired temperature, your local weather forecast, or a schedule which you set in your phone.

How I built it

Hardware consists of an Arduino which connects to the SmartThings ecosystem.

Challenges I ran into

Building a safe, efficient and reliable device which works every time. We are still running into challenges every day.

What's next for fenestra

We are constantly adapting to the ever-changing IoT standards and are planning our next steps.

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