The article header image is courtesy of Open Energy Monitor – why not check them out as this is one of the main components in my Home Automation and Power Management System. http://openenergymonitor.org/emon/ Just a quick update on this week’s progress on the Home Automation and Power Management System (HAPMaS). Progress is going well. There have … Continue reading Home Automation – Good Progress This Week
Following trials today of the emonTH prototype (see previous post) it is clear that I have a lot of 433MHz traffic. This isn’t at all surprising as we have a lot of wireless devices including a Davies Weather Station which uses that frequency quite heavily. In fact, it was a close call to get 433MHz … Continue reading Home Automation – STOP PRESS!
So far I have outlined the basic strategy I plan to take regarding building a HAPMaS (Home Automation and Power Management System). Now it is time to get down to actually build something. In my Open Energy Monitor so far I have: an emonBase (Raspberry Pi and RFM69CW). This takes in data from the sensor … Continue reading OpenHAB and Open Energy Monitor – emonTH Prototype
It is a well-known saying – no pain, no gain. Never has it been more true then over the past couple of days when I have been assembling and installing a simple Open Energy Monitor. I should have known from the start that it wouldn’t be as easy as it looked. Open Energy Monitor is … Continue reading Open Energy Monitor – No Pain, No Gain
Until recently I was a strictly software kinda guy. I have been a software developer all my working life and the idea of touching hardware has always worried me. I am fine with fixing computer hardware. I can quickly diagnose what is wrong and replace the offending part with confidence. But ask me to look … Continue reading Raspberry Pi, Arduino and Home Automation
Yet never, in all those years, have I written any computer programs that interact with things in the real world. It is funny how things work out… I have been a software developer for years. well, since 1979 to be honest (AAAGH!). I have worked for some of the most well-known international companies developing software. … Continue reading Discovering Arduino