The Azure SphereMT3620 Smart Thermostat was made for a final project for a college course. The idea behind this smart thermostat was to have a schedule that can be configured for each day with any number of cycles per day. I wanted to track how long the furnace ran each day and record the sensor readings. As well, I used a motion detector to automatically turn on and off the screen. The motion detector also puts the furnace into a baseline mode (ignoring the set schedule) if no motion is detecte ...
Introduction The Azure Sphere MT3620 SoC enables the development of secure, connected IoT devices. Common for these devices is the need to operate in power-constrained environments, eg. on battery power. With careful design, the MT3620 can efficiently be applied in this type of application. Since the 20.01 Azure Sphere OS release, a "Power Down" MT3620 low power mode has been supported. This turns-off all PMU related power, leaving just the RTC block still running. Two metho ...
Introduction The first thought that came to mind about this "Home Is Where the Hack Is" Challenge was to build and improve on some appliances I had lying around my home with the goal of fun usability. I had a spare unused power extension and thought it would be awesome to integrate the Azure Sphere with it to securely and remotely control household appliances powered by the extension, thus giving birth to the Sphextension (Sphere + Extension)! & ...
Problem Statement The Main objective of this project is to evaluate Avnet Azure Sphere MT3620 development kit by utilizing most of its available GPIOs/I2C terminals without using an another slave board like Arduino, etc., for mounting sensors or for handling motor drivers. This thought of mine also favours a super access to features like Defense in depth (ii) Deployment flexibility (iii) OTA updates (iv) Automatic security updates as well-documented by the Manufacturer. Hence a 100 ...
Bill of Materials
Overview The goal was to be able to control the window fan to turn on when the temperature outside reached higher than the inside temp (for the summer) and turn on when it was cooler outside. Adding a PIR also would enable turning on lights or alerts when it detected motion. All of this would use io.adafruit.com and IFTTT. Bill of Materials Description Price Link IFTTT complient smart plugs $6/ea https://www.amazon.com/gp/produc ...
Introduction Taking care of plant requires lots of time and patience that to when you are trying to grow a bonsai tree the amount of time required increases drastically. I wanted a bonsai tree in my room always and I was always thought I could never take care of the plant and I was never coming forward to grow the plant. And I have a aquarium with fishes with my work I always tend to forget to feed them at times. So when I was thinking on how to solve these problems I met azure sphere board. I ...
Introducing the Smart Toilet Paper Roll
Design and Concept
The Print Layout
Cut the Rod
Press in bearings
The Spindle and Encoder
6/26/2020 - Lidar Update
IntroductionLets face it, despite all of the technology in our l ...
What it does This project enables administrators to remotely provide access to buildings by unlocking doors. It is intended to be used at my local makerspace (my second home) where managing physical keys have proven to be problematic with many members. The makerspace in question is accessable via two doors - one main door which is shared with other tenants, and one inner door for the makerspace itself. The shared door often gets locked by other tenants while members are inside the makerspace and ...
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Some more about TVOCs and Carbon Dioxide
Managing the Relays
The Azure Sphere
Automatic connection and Integration with the Azure Sphere
The Dashboard and App
Unique Selling Point
Getting everything, ...
Idea I live in one family house in Poland which will be subject of hacking in this tutorial. This house is huge, old and has big energy demand. The problem was we were using only gas furnace for heating and domestic hot water. This gas furnace was a bit old already, not really energy efficient and required frequent maintenance like cleaning from water deposit and carbon. That is why we have installed photovoltaic panels for solar water heating, this solution is very energ ...
Story IntroductionThis project is supposed to make my basement smarter and secured - because somebody stole my stuff in the past. So main feature will be when somebody will intrude my basement, I recieve a notification. Also I need to arm alarm (if I forget to do it during leaving the basement) and disarm remotely (to prevent false-alarm notifications when I enter the basement). Idea how this security-alarm should work it's pretty simple - on device are a lot of sensors capable to detect s ...
Introduction In this blog, I'll demonstrate how I connected a Heart Rate Sensor to the Avnet MT3620 kit. The Beats Per Minute are calculated and displayed on an attached OLED Display. The RED LED will indicate the users heart beat.. Beats Per Minutes Required Hardware (Bill of Materials) • Avnet Azure Sphere MT3620 Starter Kit Product Link: https://www.element14.com/community/view-product.jspa?fsku=&nsku=02AH9206&COM=nosc ...