This system will be standalone, and also have the ability to integrate with other systems. It will be modularized and have a central control panel. An API will be created to provide unlimited data access and integration.
This system will provide the everyday person the ability to purchase such a system at a low cost. Systems like this go for a couple thousands. Mine will go for under a hundred, and provide features well beyond todays systems.
I have been off this project for many months, maybe even a year but I got motivation to complete it. I bought a house and have a nice full size basement to incoporate this project into. Going to be sick.
solenoid portion almost complete. I blew up a 24v dc power supply which hindered my progress.
Recepticle box is almost complete. The hardware is having a bug with change in power to recepticles. Have to solve this.
The Web API has been created. The Python code is in the works now. Simple commands to the two boxes work, but a database is needed to keep track of hardware status and settings.
Admin features are being created first on the API side and HTML. This will enable me to create everything for the components instead of hardcoding and rewriting dymanic settings.
When the above task are finished, I will rebuild the sensors unit and add the features into the UI.
I had a touchscreen loading a kiosk version before i quite the project. During the time cat knocked it off table and cracked it. I plan on purchasing an adafruit 7" to try it. Many changes to the Debian OS since last worked on this. Things should be easier to setup the touchscreen again, was a pain the ass first time I did it and was unstable.
** two new pictures have been uploaded showing a little of the project.