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Forget Me Not Challenge, Home Automation, Projects

Final Summary “Forget What?” Project: An IOT based home automation system with a budget!: Part-2

Prelude My previous post was a textual summary of work done and I just could not shrink it more. In this post I continue by providing demo videos for the project. I try to explain the working and internals without actually tearing down the modules. For that most of my posts in the past have… Continue reading Final Summary “Forget What?” Project: An IOT based home automation system with a budget!: Part-2

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Forget Me Not Challenge, Home Automation, Projects

Final Summary “Forget What?” Project: An IOT based home automation system with a budget!: Part-1

Acknowledgement The author would like to thanks the sponsors Element14, Tektronix, Eclipse IOT, EnOcean, Raspberry Pi, Cadsoft for the tools, parts and budget. A special thanks to the community members for their inputs and suggestions as the project progressed and for providing inspiration as well as encouragement along the path. Prelude   The Internet Of… Continue reading Final Summary “Forget What?” Project: An IOT based home automation system with a budget!: Part-1

Forget Me Not Challenge, Home Automation, OpenHAB, Programming, Projects, Tutorials & Guides

My Story Of Persistence with persistence on OpenHAB. AND a tutorial on Rule and Timers

Introduction The raspberry pi does not have the conventional x86 architecture for a processor. Instead it has an ARM processor running at 400MHz. Now this means that even though you are running Linux and even though you can compile the same program using GCC on ARM as on a PC, the output of the compiler… Continue reading My Story Of Persistence with persistence on OpenHAB. AND a tutorial on Rule and Timers

8051 & Derivatives, Forget Me Not Challenge, Home Automation, Projects

EnOcean Programming: Blinking LED on the TCM330

Introduction My quadcopter was supposed to take first flight this weekend but since it is now a 'minion battle royale', I thought I would kick it up a notch. Batman was abducted from my workbench and now Pikachu is sitting there alone. I thought Minion Dave would make an excellent addition and hence I am… Continue reading EnOcean Programming: Blinking LED on the TCM330

Development Kits, Embedded Products, Forget Me Not Challenge, Home Automation, Projects, Raspberry Pi, Reviews & Teardowns

The Raspberry Pi Power Analysis featuring the Tektronix Scope

Introduction I am waiting for my stuff to get delivered which are basically parts and parts. One of features of my design is that the raspberry pi center piece is portable, ie it can be moved from one location of the house to the other. For this I needed to add a battery backup which… Continue reading The Raspberry Pi Power Analysis featuring the Tektronix Scope

Home Automation, Raspberry Pi

Tutorial for Interfacing OpenHAB with EnOcean Pi

Introduction In my last post, I discussed how to get OpenHAB up and running. For the "Forget me not" Design Challenge, one of the sponsors is EnOcean and they were gracious enough to supply us with a basic kit and EnOcean Pi. This is a brief write up of what "I think" is happening. If… Continue reading Tutorial for Interfacing OpenHAB with EnOcean Pi

Home Automation, OpenHAB, Raspberry Pi

Obligatory Install Tutorial For RPi and OpenHAB

The first thing you need to do when you get your raspberry pi, is get a case? Well you can 3D print one. Here is a good example for the B+ Raspberry Pi B+ Face Case by adafruit - Thingiverse Additionally you need to buy a micro SD card. I got an 8GB one and… Continue reading Obligatory Install Tutorial For RPi and OpenHAB