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Python API and command line tool for talking to the Nest™ Thermostat

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[sudo] pip install python-nest



You can import the module as nest.

import nest

username = ''
password = 'swordfish'

napi = nest.Nest(username, password)

for structure in napi.structures:
    print 'Structure %s' %
    print '    Away: %s' % structure.away
    print '    Devices:'

    for device in structure.devices:
        print '        Device: %s' %
        print '            Temp: %0.1f' % device.temperature

# The Nest object can also be used as a context manager
with nest.Nest(username, password) as napi:
    for device in napi.devices:
        device.temp = 23

# Weather data is also availible under structure or device
# The api is the same from either

structure = napi.structures[0]
time_str ='%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S')
print 'Current Weather at %s:' % time_str
print '    Condition: %s' %
print '    Temperature: %s' %
print '    Humidity: %s' %
print '    Wind Dir: %s' %
print '    Wind Azimuth: %s' %
print '    Wind Speed: %s' %

# NOTE: Hourly forecasts do not contain a "contidion" its value is `None`
#       Wind Speed is likwise `None` as its generally not reported
print 'Hourly Forcast:'
for f in
    print '    %s:' % f.datetime.strftime('%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S')
    print '        Temperature: %s' % f.temperature
    print '        Humidity: %s' % f.humidity
    print '        Wind Dir: %s' % f.wind.direction
    print '        Wind Azimuth: %s' % f.wind.azimuth

# NOTE: Daily forecasts temperature is a tuple of (low, high)
print 'Daily Forcast:'
for f in
    print '    %s:' % f.datetime.strftime('%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S')
    print '    Condition: %s' %
    print '        Low: %s' % f.temperature[0]
    print '        High: %s' % f.temperature[1]
    print '        Humidity: %s' % f.humidity
    print '        Wind Dir: %s' % f.wind.direction
    print '        Wind Azimuth: %s' % f.wind.azimuth
    print '        Wind Speed: %s' %

# NOTE: By default all datetime objects are timezone unaware (UTC)
#       By passing `local_time=True` to the `Nest` object datetime objects
#       will be converted to the timezone reported by nest. If the `pytz`
#       module is installed those timezone objects are used, else one is
#       synthesized from the nest data
napi = nest.Nest(username, password, local_time=True)
print napi.structures[0].weather.current.dateimte.tzinfo

In the API all temperature values are in degrees celsius. Helper functions for conversion are in the utils module:

from nest import utils as nest_utils
temp = 23.5
fahrenheit = nest_utils.c_to_f(temp)
temp == nest_utils.f_to_c(fahrenheit)

The utils function use decimal.Decimal to ensure precision.

For “advanced” usage such as token caching, use the source, luke!

Command line

usage: nest [-h] [--conf FILE] [--token-cache TOKEN_CACHE_FILE] [-t TOKEN]
            [-u USER] [-p PASSWORD] [-c] [-s SERIAL] [-i INDEX]
            {temp,fan,mode,away,target,humid,target_hum,show} ...

Command line interface to Nest™ Thermostats

positional arguments:
                        command help
    temp                show/set temperature
    fan                 set fan "on" or "auto"
    mode                show/set current mode
    away                show/set current away status
    target              show current temp target
    humid               show current humidity
    target_hum          show/set target humidity
                            specify target humidity value or auto to auto-select a
                            humidity based on outside temp
    show                show everything

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --conf FILE           config file (default ~/.config/nest/config)
  --token-cache TOKEN_CACHE_FILE
                        auth access token
  -t TOKEN, --token TOKEN
                        auth access token cache file
  -u USER, --user USER  username for
  -p PASSWORD, --password PASSWORD
                        password for
  -c, --celsius         use celsius instead of farenheit
  -s SERIAL, --serial SERIAL
                        optional, specify serial number of nest thermostat to
                        talk to
  -i INDEX, --index INDEX
                        optional, specify index number of nest to talk to

    # If your nest is not in range mode
    nest --user --password swordfish temp 73
    # If your nest is in range mode
    nest --user --password swordfish temp 66 73

    nest --user --password swordfish fan --auto
    nest --user --password swordfish target_hum 35

A configuration file can also be specified to prevent username/password repitition.

user =
password = swordfish
token_cache = ~/.config/nest/cache

The [DEFAULT] section may also be named [nest] for convience.


This module was originally a fork of nest_thermostat <> which was a fork of pynest <

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