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Topic # 175441 29-Jun-2015 21:38
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For anyone who is interested, here is a very cool project by a chap in the UK who has built himself a wall mounted panel for controlling his home automation system (openHAB) entirely via MQTT over ethernet. Pretty awesome design and a load of work has gone into it. Shows what is possible with some cheap components and some clever software!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZo6DOOYmPc

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  Reply # 1347385 19-Jul-2015 21:27
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I am looking at starting a similar project this week. Have just brought the basics I need for monitoring side of things and will see how I get on with the programming as its been a while since I have done any.
Goal is to get a environmental monitoring implemented for major ares of a house, then move on to user interface with touch screen then get control sorted.
Going to be a long project to complete



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  Reply # 1347387 19-Jul-2015 21:29
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Are you starting from scratch (in terms of software)? 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1347392 19-Jul-2015 21:51
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For most of it yes.

 

From what I have seen Arduino has good amount of examples online for linking with sensors.

 

 



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  Reply # 1347395 19-Jul-2015 21:58
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So the wall controller module will be completely self-contained? Would be very interested to see how it develops if possible.

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  Reply # 1347401 19-Jul-2015 22:20
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I just can't get my head around OpenHAB. I'm building my own as time permits. Base is done, just have to build modules for the various devices




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  Reply # 1347403 19-Jul-2015 22:22
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My goal is to keep as much of the processing, storage and displaying of data within the functionality of the control unit itself.

 

All going well having the ability for further expansion to a possible web interface if I dont run into too many problems.

 

 

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  Reply # 1347833 20-Jul-2015 17:06
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Hi Dan,

 

Are you using rasberypi or something different for your project?

 

Is what is on your blog what you are having trouble with at the moment?

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  Reply # 1348197 21-Jul-2015 09:26
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I just had trouble getting my head around how to set everything up. Also I'm not a Java programmer and there is stuff I have that OpenHAB doesn't support




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  Reply # 1348234 21-Jul-2015 10:24
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Very cool! Hopefully he opensources it! :-)



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