Nest Teardown Shows Apple-Like Detail
The Nest thermostat, which was created by iPod pioneer Tony Fadell, has already been dissected by at least one early buyer. DIY electronics retailer Sparkfun purchased one of the unique thermostats to tear apart, revealing internal components that show an attention to detail that is commonly found inside Apple's mobile products such as iPods and iPhones.
The device integrates a wide range of sensors, including a proximity sensor, movement sensor and hygrometer to determine humidity. Interestingly enough, the components include a small lithium-polymer battery.