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  Reply # 1594502 18-Jul-2016 14:22
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I will have a garage door soon that is not bolted shut like my current crappy one.

 

Im hoping the ryobi opener comes out, since it has attachable stuff and can have a battery put on it to open in a power failure. Even tho the garage door only gets opened for me when I have something large to move in or out of the workshop would be nice to be able to do that by button and not manually.





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  Reply # 1594509 18-Jul-2016 14:45
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I've just ordered one of those Wemos boards in case that turns out to be easier to do than through the alarm


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  Reply # 1594511 18-Jul-2016 14:46
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Only 1?

 

Did you get the relay shield as well? You can also add the temperature shield which might be of use in future. So cheap to get them all.





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  Reply # 1594514 18-Jul-2016 14:52
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FYI - I found that DHT shield pretty hopeless - because the ESP chip gets quite warm and the shield sits directly on top, the readings from the sensor were about 2-3 degrees warmer than reality. I reckon you would be better off with a DS18B20 sensor, means you can string a number of them together as well, and only use up one digital pin. YMMV.


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  Reply # 1594515 18-Jul-2016 14:52
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Yeah got the relay shield and the light shield - because might setup a pulse counter for the power meter with it if I don't end up needing it for the door opener

 

2 or more might have been a good idea but free shipping so can easily order another


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  Reply # 1594520 18-Jul-2016 14:59
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FYI - I found that DHT shield pretty hopeless - because the ESP chip gets quite warm and the shield sits directly on top, the readings from the sensor were about 2-3 degrees warmer than reality. I reckon you would be better off with a DS18B20 sensor, means you can string a number of them together as well, and only use up one digital pin. YMMV.

 

 

Guess mine hasn't been powered on for long enough for that to be an issue yet - its mainly humidity that I am interested in so I know when the dehumidifier has stuffed up and filled the tank instead of using the drain hose again.





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  Reply # 1594614 18-Jul-2016 16:55
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We are just finally getting power into our garage, so will be also getting a door opener. Are there any available that already have this functionality (they make washing machines with wifi, which seems far less needed)?

 

 

Yes, but I haven't seen any of these models available in NZ (Chamberlain owns Merlin).


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  Reply # 1594615 18-Jul-2016 16:58
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richms:

 

I will have a garage door soon that is not bolted shut like my current crappy one.

 

Im hoping the ryobi opener comes out, since it has attachable stuff and can have a battery put on it to open in a power failure. Even tho the garage door only gets opened for me when I have something large to move in or out of the workshop would be nice to be able to do that by button and not manually.

 

 

That Ryobi one looks awesome. I really wish Techtronics would bring their whole range of products to NZ. There's quite a bit of Ryobi + AEG stuff available overseas I'd love to have.

 

On the other hand, probably good for the old bank account.


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  Reply # 1594616 18-Jul-2016 17:04
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I see the Wemos relay seems to be rated for mains current. Has this been/does this need certified for use in NZ?

 

I'm not going anywhere near 10 amps myself, but I assume any electrician I ask to wire in such a product is going to refuse unless they're happy that the the relay is safe. I'm thinking this would be a really cheap way of triggering the garage lights when the door opens. And in the garage at least I can do whatever I want with light switches without seeking WAF.


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  Reply # 1594674 18-Jul-2016 18:40
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I wouldn't put mains near a relay on one of those small PCBs . Solid state relays seem to be OK with the sparkies I've dealt with. Not random China counterfeits tho. Then just put it on a gpio pin.




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  Reply # 1594848 19-Jul-2016 08:51
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Paul1977:

 

We are just finally getting power into our garage, so will be also getting a door opener. Are there any available that already have this functionality (they make washing machines with wifi, which seems far less needed)?

 

 

Yes, but I haven't seen any of these models available in NZ (Chamberlain owns Merlin).

 

 

Typical. Thanks though.


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  Reply # 1594974 19-Jul-2016 12:27
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I just used Arduino with Ethershield and relay, just coz I had one sitting around. Uses reed switches to detect open/closed. Feel free to grab the code off my site if you want, or at least use it to get some ideas. http://www.chimera.co.nz/electronics/arduino-garage-door.htm  


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SumnerBoy:

 

The openHAB item bindings for this device if you are interested;

 

 

Switch GF_Garage_Door_Opener "Garage Door Opener" <remotecontrol> { mqtt=">[mosquitto:/homie/wemos-01/opener/press/set:command:ON:1]", autoupdate="false" }
Contact GF_Garage_Door "Garage Door [%s]" <garagedoor> (GP_Door_External) { mqtt="<[mosquitto:/homie/wemos-01/door/state:state:default]" }

 

 

 

Thanks for your code SumnerBoy, any idea what I'm doing wrong, Homie is not spawning a secure AP?

 

NodeMCU DEVKIT 1.0
Arduino 1.6.12
dependencies
ArduinoJson >= 5.0.8
Bounce2
ESPAsyncTCP >= c8ed544
AsyncMqttClient

 

serial monitor gives me

 

↕ Attempting to connect to Wi-Fi...
↕ Attempting to connect to Wi-Fi...


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  Reply # 1649569 12-Oct-2016 08:11
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No idea sorry @Blanch. If it can't connect to WIFI then I guess I would be checking SSID and password settings and ensuring it is well within WIFI range of your AP.


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  Reply # 1649573 12-Oct-2016 08:29
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No idea sorry @Blanch. If it can't connect to WIFI then I guess I would be checking SSID and password settings and ensuring it is well within WIFI range of your AP.

 

 

Thanks for the reply, don't I input the SSID and password settings once I have connected to the secure AP that Homie has spawned?


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