So I just moved into a new huse and thought I would update my camera setup / page… You can find a short description on my setup and an explaination on how to configure additional license’s for Surveillance Station
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So I wanted to remove the 315mhz transmitter from the HomeZone screen without losing the ability to switch my lights on and off with DomoticHome / 315mhz wireless…
So I got to work on a DomoticHome listener… an Arduino Ethernet with 315MHZ transmitter + a DS18B20 Digital Thermometer…
So I updated the code on the HomeZone, removed the DomoticHome support directly from the HomeZone screen… I then built in support to trigger a the DomoticHome Listener when I tocuh a button on the HomeZone screen…
PS: I now power most of my arduino’s with the Freetronics POE injector which means less cables!!!
Yes it all works … here is the code for the HomeZone Screen.. and the code for the DomoticHome Listener
So I finally got around to wall mounting my Asus Transformer TF101… I have put it in the kitchen!
Why you may ask? well the main reason is so that my wife and I can keep an eye on the kids and the house with 4 Foscam fi8918w… I use Net Eye Camera from the android market with split screen to keep an eye on all cameras at the same time. Check out the photos below
We also use the transformer to watch TV from my Dreambox DM500HD (Satellite) from the kitchen or to listen to internet radio… To watch the dreambox we use DreamDroid from the android market… works very well! check out the photo below!
We also use it for Skype and to stay in touch with family and friends!
Last but not least…I have setup my tablet to control some of the lights in my house using Arduino, I built some custom 315mhz controlled light switches (3 now).. I am using DemoticHome at the moment as it already has an Android app and I found this handy code generator! but the intention is to build something simular but a little more flexible on Android / Windows Phone 7 / IOS. Check out the Photo’s below!
So I have been working on some updates to my home automation remote, I now have a webserver running on the arduino!….What does this mean you say?
This means I can now control the home automation remote directly from the Tocuh screen or from my phone / computer!
Have a look the the original video in action… or check out the pic’s below or the updated video of the Webserver in action here!
The updated source with Webserver can be found here, remember the code could be cleaner but until i have more time it will have to do!
Above you see the transmitter from the 315Mhz Link Kit, EtherMega 2560 & 3.2″ TFT TouchScreen
Above you see the simple webserver used to control the lights and motion detection on my Foscam cameras.
My Home Automation Remote!
Below you will find my latest invention! (Photos below) It’s a touch screen remote for my house!
So the parts I have used are the Ethermega 2560 from Freetronics, 315Mhz RF link kit,3.2″ TFT LCD Touch Shield & the Codec-Adaptive Wireless Relay 315MHz which I picked up from Boxtec.ch
So what does it do and how does it work?
It controls the motion detection settings on my 4 Foscam IP cameras … so when I leave the house I can quickly enable motion detection on all my cameras without having to connect to each individual camera over my iPhone or computer!… what else does it do? it Switches on my lights using 315MHz and the VirtualWire Library!
I use ethernet on the Ethermega with the Webclient to send HTTP GET commands to the Foscam IP cameras depending on the buttons pressed in the menu! As for the lights… I have used the learning feature of the Codec-Adaptive Wireless Relay with the VirtualWire Library.
I have already started to work on the Infrared part to control my cinema system in the living room… which I will update and share the code once I have it working! In the meantime feel free to check out the code below & a video of it in action!
Check out the vid here and source code here… schematics coming soon!
Above you see the transmitter from 315Mhz Link Kit stuck on the side of the EtherMega 2560 & 3.2″ TFT TouchScreen
An old RF power switch which i used for the casemod.
Above i have case-modded 315Mhz Adaptive Relay & a small 12v powersupply.