Whether due to faulty mechanics or thrifty landlords, staying warm in New York City can be full of trials and tribulations during the colder months; enter this heating monitor. Dubbed Heat Seek NYC, the heating monitor helps people keep a tab on the worst heating violations as well as provide solution to the problem. Founder William Jeffries states, "Our technology is giving the legal system power to make these codes actually mean something."
Although the heating monitor looks simple enough, it gets the job done. Jeffries hopes to place his networked thermometer in 1,000 of the city's coldest apartments this winter. It doesn't required WiFi to work, operating on an Ethernet-connected base instead. The heating monitor is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter and has already surpassed its $10,000 goal.
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