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7 Posts authored by: jomoenginer
Acrylic Case  I'm not sure if it is proper to continue the blog after the challenge, so someone could smack me around if not, but I plan to continue working on the project so here be a short post post.   At the end of the challenge, the parts of the Feeder System were sprawled out on the table but I do plan to have them tucked away into some sort of enclosure.  I decided to take a stab at creating an enclosure using acrylic sheets, and after 2 days of work using a Radio Shack d ...
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 ...
Moving away from the OpenHAB interface config for a bit, I started working on the Feeder Control System that will drive the Feeder for my project.  For this, I decided to use the Pi Face Display and Control as well as the Digital 2 connected to the Pi Face Rack.  There were a couple of challenges using the Pi Rack with these devices and I will cover those in this post.  With these devices, my intention was to create a manual means to enter and control the feeder system which will ...
In this update, I cover the hacking of the iLumi Br30 BLE LED Light and controlling it from OpenHAB via BlueZ and the EnOcean Rocker switch.  My plan is to use the iLumi BR30 Outdoor LED Flood and wanted something that was remote controlled and not tied to a hub.   Hardware used: Raspberry PI 3 and B+ Pi Cam Noir EnOcean PTM Rocker Switch EnOcean Pi 902 MHz TCM310 Receiver Wi-Pi Wireless module   Scanning for BLE devices  I will not cover the install of BlueZ on the Ras ...
So, I was able to get the iLumi controlled via a python script that in turn I was able to add to OpenHAB and could control the iLumi BR30 from an OpenHAB ColorPicker, however when I attempted to add the EnOcean Pi 902 to the Raspberry Pi 3 and performed the update/upgrade to support the device I lost both the Wi-Fi and the Bluetooth functionality of the Raspberry Pi 3.   I was able to recover the W-Fi connection on the RasPi 3 by performing a dist-upgrade and then updating the firmware ...
The kit for the contest arrived a few days ago and am now sorting through the awesome devices to further understand how to interface with them as well as their use model.  There have been plenty of pics posted of the kit, so I'll just list what was in the box I received:   - Raspberry Pi 3 - Raspberry Pi B+ - Raspberry Pi 7" Touchscreen Display - Raspberry Pi Sense HAT (A.K.A. Astro Pi) - PiFace Digital 2 with Relays, push buttons and such - PiFace Control & Display 2 - Rasp ...
OVERVIEW I would like to propose my project for the Pi IoT – Smarter Spaces with Raspberry Pi 3 contest as a Remote Horse Feeder System (a.k.a. Smart Horse Stall) utilizing a Raspberry Pi 3 as the home (main) control unit (gateway) and a Raspberry Pi B+ as the stall (remote) controller for the feeder system and environment monitor unit. This is a system that has sensors located in the horse stall that indicate when a horse is in his stall ready to be fed which will trigger a PIR sensor ...