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Nwazet Pecan Pi Relays The Pecan Pi Relays kit is designed to be interfaced with the Raspberry Pi's GPIO connector and features six normally open relays, each capable of switching up to 16A @ 250VAC. The relays are rated for at least 1.5 million cycles. The Pecan Pi Relays kit requires an external power supply capable of providing ~800mA @ 5V, such as the Nwazet Pi Power Supply, since the Raspberry Pi cannot supply enough current through its GPIO connector. The relay board can optionally power the Raspberry Pi. HomeVision Home Automation Controller Imagine controlling your entire home with a hand-held remote while watching TV. View a complete system interface on your TV screen. Or from a web browser anywhere in your home (or in the world). Change the temperature of the AC system. Or even reprogram the thermostat schedule. Have the name and phone number of callers appear instantly on your TV.

Ten essential Raspberry Pi projects Ten projects for the Raspberry Pi that range from educational to fun via highly useful. This is by no means an attempt at a definitive list and the term essential is somewhat subjective, but if you're stuck for something new to do with your Raspberry Pi there may be some ideas here! 1. Harmony Home Automation Server Harmony CBUS Interface Module C-Bus is a microprocessor-based control and management system for Buildings and Homes. It is used to control lighting and other electrical services such as pumps, Audio Visual Devices, Motors, etc. Harmony Dupline Interface Module Dupline is an advanced central control system. It can perform various intelligent control and network functions and at the same time operate as an interface to a PC via its Ethernet network connection.

Learn — Radsite Unfortunately new Radiance users face a challenging learning curve ahead. Radiance is a command line program, and many new users have no previous experience working at the command prompt. Users first need to learn some basic unix or dos commands and scripting techniques in bsh, python, perl, ruby or other scripting language. Smartenit adds the sweetness of Linux Home Automation to Raspberry Pi making it HomAidPi à la mode HomAidPi-Press PRLog (Press Release) - Jul. 26, 2012 - San Juan Capistrano, CA Smartenit, Inc. There is nothing as tasty as homemade raspberry pie in the summer, and the ice cream on top makes it even more delicious, especially when it’s free. Smartenit®, a home and building automation solutions provider, has added the popular Raspberry Pi® board to their repertoire of Linux platforms that run its XML-socket based automation package.

Hack your own radio transmitter Posted on 3 Apr 2013 at 12:02 Paul Ockenden gives a primer on how to use a short-distance radio to beam data between devices My last little exploration of the RF spectrum was actually only part one of a two-parter that continues here. knx touch panel In today’s world, many people are investing more and more in their residences, in an attempt to create a comfortable environment to come home to. EIB / KNX “Smart Homes” (equipped with EIB / KNX Home Automation Systems) are at the forefront of these efforts. However, until recently the problem has remained, how to conveniently and aesthetically control these “Smart Systems” and how to integrate external system such as Audio, Video, HVAC Intercom, Alarm systems and smart phones.and have the same user fraindly GUI on inwall touch screen, ipad / iPhone and web interface ?

Energy Simulation Plug-ins for Revit With our continued efforts in enhancing sustainability in all our projects, we have been looking into early-design daylight and energy analysis. Since LMN loves Revit, we tested 3 energy simulation plug-ins available for Revit: IES-VE, Design Builder and Sefaira. IES and Design Builder are 2 standalone energy simulation software famous among energy modelers and MEP consultants. Sefaira is a new player and started with energy and daylight plug-ins for Sketchup and then launched a Revit plug-in.

Open Home Automation Looking for a cheap IEEE 802.15.4 transceiver? I was already thinking about hacking the Philips Hue lighting adapter. But there is a cheap (<10 Euro) adapter available from Microchip. livebox:hah [DBZoo] Navigate to the top level page for more information about all the components of this system. The Home Automation Hub (HAH) Project transforms the Livebox into one of the most capable and affordable Home Automation systems that you might imagine. The following features were proven to make this project a winner: Open control protocol (xAP) Input sensing (upto 4 switch inputs) as well as output driving (upto 4 relays) User scripting language for customisation of operation Cheap to run.