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First sorry I've not been about. Work and family commitments have been killing most of my time :-(   So what have I been up to? After getting getting the RF Sockets working with OpenHAB I set out getting some wireless transceiver modules working with OpenHAB too. If I wanted an easier time I should of researched it more, but then again I've always like a challenge.   The modules I choice were the MRF24J40MA modules from Microchip. They are an SPI driven module and I thought I would e ...
Thank to the very nice Tracy over at CPC and doctorcdf I was able to get my hands on a couple of sets of RF Sockets to use in my design. Thank you very much Tracy, it was very much appreciated. So what did I do with them? Well I did what one of my favorite YouTuber's always says. "Don't turn it, take it apart..." :-)   First I attacked the remote, upon opening it we were presented with a fairly simple PCB and a single though hole IC and a bank of DIP Switches. Taking a closer look at ...
Sorry this post is a little late, family issues. My misses was taken into hospital on Thursday and ended up having an operation. Everything is fine, she is recovering well. It just throw us off guard and screwed up my timing anyway on with my post.   In my last blog post I brought up an intermittent issue I was having with the EnOcean Pi not connecting to openHAB and an issue with the MySQL binding disconnecting after a while and losing data.   Well I thought I would add a few extra ...
So first of all. Not a heavy picture/video based blog this week. I did video capture some of my work, but most of that went out of the window as I had to re image the pi a couple of time after bashing my head against the wall a few times.   So... This week I received the EnOcean Pi, Sensors and the Raspberry Pi Model B+. As the MicroSD cards I have to hand are either too slow or are in use I've been using my old Raspberry Pi Model B until I set myself a decent MicroSD for the Pi.   I ...
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 ...