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A project log for Home automation using RF mesh network and arduino

Creating home automation sensors and controllers that can be used around the house forming a mesh network for communication

LewisLewis 05/13/2015 at 13:072 Comments

I am looking at making smart sockets and lightswitches which may grow too big for this project and become projects of their own. The main problem I am facing is squeezing all the components in such a small space. There are quite a few micro sized boards out there that are capable of the job. One board that I am considering is the Teensy-LC board, it is a very small board that includes a micro USB for power and programming (a lot of boards this size just have the serial connector and power connectors). Hopefully I will be able to get my hands on one soon to create some prototypes.

I have also uploaded the parts picture from the node 0 update yesterday.

More updates coming soon.

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Lewis wrote 05/15/2015 at 13:25 point

Thank-you to Hackaday for letting me try a new board as I have now won one in the competition!
This week they are giving away 3D printed custom parts!
Get your idea down and be in with a chance of winning some wonderful 3D printed parts.

http://hackaday.com/2015/05/14/need-custom-parts-this-week-were-giving-out-2k-in-3d-printing

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Sounak Ranjan Das wrote 05/13/2015 at 15:27 point

You can also try the Arduino Pro Mini.... Its the cheapest and good for low power applications. Although it does not have usb. You need a seperate USB to FTDI for that.

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