Introduction

In the home automation field there are two main categories of  solutions. Commercial products with limited potential for customization and adaptation but usually relatively easy to use and open hardware projects that have endless possibilities but are scary to "non techy" people. First one are at the same time often overly expensive where as the hackers guys really impressed and show off with great functionalities and innovations in the systems that they build. 

Not all of us have the same ability to solder, program, 3d design or debug software but for sure all of us have the same rights to get from the modern technology and innovations. That is why this project aims to be in between those two words and get as much good as possible from both. We aim to build something that is easy to use with limited requirements on end user advancement at the same time giving full power and control at the reasonable price. 

Key differentiator

We believe in open source, open world and open market so:

  • Design decision and process of making will be documented on the hackaday project.
  • All the code will be hosted in github public repository where you can download it or modify
  • Printed parts will be posted as .stl and openscad files that you can print it yourself or adjust.
  • Last but not least all the hardware can be bought on the free market from multiple sources as it is almost fully industry standard open hardware design.

Some more down to earth functionalities will include auto-discovery of things and native openhab2 binding for most user friendly experience.

Project plan:

1. Describe the detail build plan with schematics. [ongoing]

2. Create the BOM and describe the components. [ongoing]

3. Design and print the case. [ongoing]

4. Create the openHAB binding.

5. Create the proxy MQTT/HTTP to I2C via RaspberryPi.

6. Create I2C Arduino slave with auto discovery and I2C address assignment.

7. Create smart dimmer Arduino software.

8. Create on/off switch Arduino software.