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Forget Me Not Design Challenge

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And so it begins...   I'm still in shock over being accepted, feels a bit like a blur. I would like to thank every involved for picking me. I am in awe for just being apart of the challenge. So thank you and I'm sorry for making you read that 5400+ word essay :-p   I foresee the main heart of the project will be based around the openHAB but I am to interface it with a couple of custom built user interfaces. As this is still a contest I'm going to hold back explaining the whole in and ...
This morning I woke up to find an email informing me that I was chosen to receive a basic package for Forget Me Not challenge.   I'm excited for a multitude of reasons. Firstly I get a reason to play with the EnOcean energy harvesting sensors. They have been available for a number of years and I've been aware of them for a long time, but I've yet to play with them. There's still something magical about sensors that are self-powered.   This challenge is also providing me with some mot ...
Hi everyone.   Welcome to the forget me not challenge! It's great to see some of you are under way already and I thought I would just offer a couple of tips to help your blogs stand out.   1: Use images Any diagrams, pictures of your work in progress and any other images you think are relevant will be helpful in letting the other competitors and the judges understand more about your project (If you use images that are not your own, please credit the source as this makes the word a f ...
Table of Contents First I would like to thank all organizers of this RoadTest and and Doctorcdf for showing potential in my RoadTest App and selecting the same. In this first blog entry, simply, I will share my RoadTest Application with you...for your valuable feedback My Smart Home   Using RaspberryPi B+ and EnOceanPi & Sensors Kit as main components and Tektronix TBS1202B EDU DSO as main hardware debugging TMI, I will develop IoT Based Home Automation solution for answer foll ...
I cut out a few things like the budget and the "I'm so great, give me free stuff (selling yourself like a resume)" parts.   Introduction   My proposed monitoring and automation system has three major components: Air Conditioning. Plant Watering. Medication Reminder.   Air Conditioning: I’m a Canadian living in Southern California, so air conditioning (AC) is a necessity during the daytime. At night however, there is a drastic drop in temperature due to the dessert clim ...
Table of Contents Table of Contents Introduction Pet Care System Food & Water Timers vs Rules When & How much ? Good Looking Ventilation Master Switch Oscilloscope Introduction First of all, I'd like to thank element14 and all the sponsors for selecting me as a finalist for this challenge. I'm looking forward to build my project and to see what the other challengers will be building! What follows is the description of my project, as ...
Well Thanks to the jury for the opportunity. I am very excited about the whole contest. So I have my first post all ready. I started working on OpenHab and got it to do some basic stuff. I was able to use Kai sir's demo and modified it to work with the PiFace CAD using python and the exec binding. Here is the result.   I hope I am headed in the right direction. Cheers, IP << Previous Post | Table Of Contents | Next Post >> ...
Many thanks to all who applied for the Forget Me Not Design Challenge.  We have had applications from all over the world, from Brazil to Belgium to Bangladesh and back. With 245 pages worth of applications (totaling over 83000 words) it hasn't been easy to decide on the challengers.  However, we have selected 15 applicants to receive the full kit which is comprised of - Raspberry Pi Model B Plus EnOcean Pi & Sensors Tektronix TBS1202B-EDU Oscilloscope A $500 budget for addition ...
Webinar Video Q: How secure is EnOcean radio? All EnOcean modules provide a basic security by sending a device specific ID.  This ID is fix programmed to the radio chip. Security enhanced devices like PTM 215 or sensors are also available, they are using additional state of the art security mechanisms defined within the EnOcean Alliance (e.g. rolling code, AES128). More information is available at: http://www.enocean.com/en/security-specification/ Q: Does FHEM support security features buil ...
Webinar Video Q: Sind alle Produkte mit EnOcean Funk kompatibel oder braucht man für jeden Hersteller ein Gateway? Die meisten Hersteller von Produkten mit EnOcean Funk sind in der EnOcean Alliance. Dort werden die sogenannten EnOcean Profile abgesprochen und standardisiert, damit sind die Geräte untereinander kompatibel. Die verwendeten Funkprofile werden in den Handbüchern der Produkte beschrieben. Einige wenige Hersteller verwenden herstellerspezifische Funktelegramme, diese we ...
Click here for the webinar video Q: Eclipse SH stack runs on a gateway alone? Eclipse SmartHome is a framework, which means it is effectively a set of modular OSGi bundles. Solution providers can pick and choose these bundles and build their own solution on top of it. The open-source project openHAB is an example of such a solution that is based on Eclipse SmartHome. What is needed on the gateway is an operating system, a Java7-compliant JVM and an OSGi framework (such as Felix or Equinox). Q: H ...