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16 Posts authored by: carmelito
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 ...
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 ...
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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 ...
Here is a quick post on integrating camera's with Home Assistant, this includes Pi Camera connected to Raspberry Pi 3 as part of the Hub Security camera that we create using a Raspberry Pi Zero, PI NOIR camera and installing Motion with Single File PHP Gallery in a previous blog post - Pi Control Hub: Spoke 1 :Security Camera   Basically, as part of Home Assistant dashboard we are going to add two sections  showing the preview of Pi Cameras as shown in the pictures below Integrati ...
My friends where over this friday, and as I was demoing to them the  parts/spokes of the project and showing them Home Assistant UI features, one of them said "Won't it be awesome! if there could be music playing out of the Hub" , which meant I got to work on Saturday morning trying to install Mopidy, which i have used before with the Pi.. Now,  since Home Assistant uses python 3 and Mopidy use an older version of python , I had to look for a work around. This meant that we will have t ...
After designing and putting together  3 SPOKES which you can take up as individual projects. It is now time ! to put them all together and have them communicate with each other via the HUB. To have the spokes and the Hub communicate with each other and other IoT and entertainment things! around the house we are going to use  Home-Assistant.io, which is an open-source home automation platform running on Python 3, and we are going to install this on the Raspberry Pi 3.Here a demo video, ...
As part of the previous blog post we setup a simple circuit with a servo and Raspberry Pi A+, to test the code we are going to use for the keyless door entry mechanism.The code included a python-flask web application that you can open in your browser when your outside the door, and then enter a password to open it. Here is the link to the blog post Pi Control Hub:Spoke3: Key-less Door entry-testing the Servo As part of this blog, we are going to 3D print parts, to house the Raspberry Pi A+ and ...
As part of this blog post we are going to setup a Key-less Door entry system using a Servo motor and a Raspberry Pi A+, basically we are going to use the servo motor to open and close the door lock bolt, when you are at the front door of your house and enter the password  in the browser as shown in the video below.This is kind off two step authentication , where you will be able to open the door, if you mobile device is connected to your home WiFi network + you know the secret password whi ...
The previous two blog post, we added the EnOcean Transceiver module to a Raspberry Pi B+ and setup up FHEM home automation server and wrote python code taking advantage of the telnet port to blink some LEDs and capture the temperature from the EnOcean sensor Kit. In addition we also used a Motor driver to drive a gear motor when the Push Button is pressed. These two blog post,  are the perquisite to this blog Pi Control Hub:Spoke 2:Blinds Automation-- Setting up EnOcean Sensor and Blinking ...
Here is a quick update to the previous blog post in which we setup EnOcean Transervir module and tested PushButton switch(PTM210) ,Magnet Contact Transmitter(STM329) and the Temperature sensor(STM332) with FHEM home automation server(Pi Control Hub:Spoke 2:Blinds Automation-- Setting up EnOcean Sensor and Blinking LEDs ). As part of this post we will drive a gear motor when the PushButton switch is pressed as shown in the video below.Basically the gear motor will help us open and close the blin ...
This blog post is a prerequisite for the Blinds Automation spoke. As part of this spoke we will automate the opening and closing of the blinds using the EnOcean Push button switch module connected to the Raspberry Pi B+.In this blog post we will attach EnOcean module to the Raspberry Pi B+ and create a simple circuit  to light up LEDs as shown in the video below, when a energy harvesting sensor are used, that is PushButton switch(PTM210) ,Magnet Contact Transmitter(STM329) and the Temperatu ...
The previous two blog post showed you how to install motion to stream video from the Pi Camera , followed by setting up lighttpd with Single File PHP Gallery 4.6.1 to create a simple photo gallery so that you can check out the pictures of the intruder/visitors,  when you are back home from work .. Pi Control Hub: Spoke 1 :Security Camera - setting up Motion to stream video Pi Control Hub: Spoke 1 :Security Camera (continued)- Photo gallery of the intruders As part of this blog post we ...
This is continuation of previous blog post , where we installed motion to stream video from the Pi Camera, which acts as live preview of the security camera.For more details check out - Pi Control Hub: Spoke 1 :Security Camera - setting up Motion to stream video   As part of this blog post we will setup a simple web server on the Pi using lighttpd and  Single File PHP Gallery 4.6.1 by Kenny Svalgaard to display images that motion stores when an intruder/movement is detected.(I have ...
After testing most of the components that came as part of the kit, and doing some re-planing of which components to use as part of Hub, and which ones to go with for the spokes, here is a blog post that show how to setup motion on the Pi to stream video to browser on you Computer/Tablet/Phone. The plan for the Security camera spoke, is to use a Raspberry Pi zero with the NoIR camera  to stream video and detect movement.   For testing the setup I am using the Raspberry Pi B+ as you see ...
After receiving my package on Friday evening and unboxing all the Raspberry Pi goodies in the element14 brown box .. And after being overcome by happiness ! looking at the awesome Pi 7" display , I knew the first thing that I had to do was to 3D print a holder/Stand for the screen.   So , here you go !! download the 3 STL files attached and 3D print yourself a stand for your Pi 7" screen. The STL file (PlacardPiIOT.stl) is optional which connects the two legs. And connected at the back o ...