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August 29, 2016
The challenge deadline is almost there, so it's time for a final demonstration! In this last post I'll show you the results of my work in a video and then describe what I did and what I'm planning to improve in the future.   Let's start with the fun part: I present you a relaxed evening at Thuis!     I'll continue this blog in the same style as my previous [Pi IoT] Thuis #9: Status Update and will give you the latest status of all the projects and use cases.   Open Sou ...
Sources Raspberry Pi Puppet Voice Control Sense HAT Pi Camera OpenHAB 2 EnOcean Energy Monitoring Adafruit CNC   A lot of online sources were used in order to achieve the creation of my project. Though the sources have been linked in the relevant posts, I have summarised the complete list per subject right here for your convenience.   Sources  Raspberry Pi  Description Link Automatically copy "wpa_supplicant" file https://www.raspb ...
Features Devices Energy Monitor IP Camera Key Holder Alarm Clock Control Unit Demo Conclusion   It's been a tough, stressful, but certainly fun three months competing in this challenge. As if the challenge itself wasn't challenging enough, I also moved house halfway the challenge. Though the move was more time consuming than originally anticipated, I managed to complete most of the objectives I had set originally.   This is my final post for elemen ...
Here is quick project summary of the Pi3 Control Hub project created for the Pi IoT Design Challenge - Smarter Spaces with Raspberry Pi 3. The idea here was to create a Hub and spoke network of Raspberry Pi's with the Pi 3 as the Hub , which had Home- Assistant installed on it, which is a powerful open- source home automation platform. And  a few other versions of the Pi used as the spokes , that is Pi B+ and EnOcean sensor Kit and Module, used to automate the blinds Pi Zero and Pi Noir C ...
Old MacDonald had a farm and on his farm he grows crops, which he likes to monitor using the Internet of Things. Therefore he is in need of a camera capable of doing that. Luckily element14 came up with a challenge in which such a camera is developed. This page gives a summary of the project.   The project only focuses on the development of the Plant Health Camera, a Thing, which, since it runs on a Raspberry Pi, easily can be connected to the Internet. Inspiration on how to achieve that ...
It's been a fun project and I hope that you were able to glean some useful tidbits to use in your own projects. HangarControl Episodes Pi IoT - Smarter Spaces with Raspberry Pi 3 - Smarter Spaces with Raspberry Pi 3 - Hanger Control System Hangar Central #2: Developing Without Your Pi [Pi IoT] Hangar Central #3 -- Unboxing the Challenge Kit [Pi IoT] Hangar Central #4 [Pi IoT] Hangar Control #5 -- Raspberry Pi Kiosk [Pi IoT] Hangar Control #5.1 -- Raspberry Pi Kiosk, The Movie [Pi IoT] Han ...
Now that the web interface is up and running (), it is time to add the final piece: Operating the hangars via text messaging! Text Messaging Gateway I'm going to use Twilio (https://www.twilio.com/)  to provide a link between the SMS or text messaging world and the web-based internet world. Twilio provides a plethora of tutorials and help as well as a free phone number for your development projects. Once you have signed up and have your phone number and API credentials, come on back and fol ...
As part of this blog post we are going to get the values of the EnOcean Temperature sensor and the Magnetic Contact switch which is attached to the door to check if the door is Open/Closed, to Home-Assistant which is installed on the Hub. The EnOcean module is connected to the Raspberry Pi B+ which we used to automate the blinds (,Pi Control Hub:Spoke2:Blinds Automationblog post) which shows you how to install FHEM home automation server and run the python program ,which takes advantage for the ...
Managing Hangars Via the Web There are many different individuals that will need access to the HangarControl system. Pilots may be at home, at their office, or on the road. With that in mind, I wanted to create a single web interface that would accommodate a variety of browsers, including desktop, tablets, and smartphones. To ease the pain of coding HTML for all of the different platforms, I chose to use jQuery Mobile (http://demos.jquerymobile.com/1.1.2/) for the front-end toolset. Don't let an ...
Mechanism Code Gallery   This post is about a mini project that I suddenly thought of during the challenge and thought would fit well as part of the larger project The idea was to make a key holder allowing up to four different (sets of) keys. It serves two purposes: a fixed place to hang our keys (we tend to misplace them a lot!) and assuming proper use, could be used as an alternative/additional presence check.     Mechanism  For the key holders, I decided to ...
I just realized that the cut off time for submission is 11:59 PM GMT which is a bit sooner than I expected, so here be what I have thus far. After getting the connections completed with the Pi Rack, I moved to working on the Automation application of the Feeder System I have been working on. This has included implementing Mosquitto, Paho, and MQTT for communication between OpenHAB and the feeder system.  With this, I can adjust the timer and setting locally on the Feeder System as well as ...
In previous blogs i had shared my issues of having the RPi B+ running MotionEyeOs with multiple cameras and wireless networking enabled.   Today I have had success getting everything outside and monitoring the Farm!   First off, hardwired I have had zero issues with the MotionEyeOs software.  I have been able to add cameras and test everything out without any issues other then the RPi B+ is (not surprisingly) noticeably slower for response then the RPi3 that I first used.   ...
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Pi Control Hub: The HUB

Posted by carmelito Aug 28, 2016
It is now time!! to put the all the electronic components together into a nice enclosure, which I am calling the HUB ,using some 3D printing with Wood filament and some basic wood working using a Dremel tool.Here is a gallery of the finished HUB   Adding Pi3 and other components inside the frame Add the sense hat to the 3D printed holder Cut out a piece of plastic to diffuse the RGB leds of the sense hat , I am using a cover piece from an old notebook Add the Pi Screen and the ...
The schedule for the Pi Iot design challenge is winding down, but this project is still just beginning. It is experiencing some horrendous delays which are taking it out of the running in the contest, but hopefully the project will continue at its own pace. The primary challenge was to use a Raspberry Pi3 in an IoT application. Since my proposal wasn't strong enough to warrant sponsorship, I ordered my own Pi3 back in May. It has not arrived yet which is a major setback, killing any shot at the ...
Plex is software which makes it possible to enjoy all of your media on all your devices. When on the server you create a library based on video (and music, photos, etc) files, Plex finds the corresponding metadata and gives you an easy to use interface to browse and play your movies. You can interact with Plex through its API and you can keep up-to-date with what's happening on each client by subscribing to the WebSockets channel. In this last part of the Home Theater series we'll integrate Plex ...
In [Pi IoT] Thuis #11: Final implementation UI design you saw our Thuis iOS app, which has a few buttons for controlling the Home Theater. In this post we'll make sure they work well. For brevity I will describe only the main scene: it makes sure we can watch anything on the Apple TV.   Defining devices Before we can use any devices in Thuis we have to define them. You might remember from [Pi IoT] Thuis #8: Core v2: A Java EE application that we have a class Devices containing static defini ...