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by daviestar
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Is it possible to read the value of a UK dimmer switch with Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 21
Views: 1819

Re: Is it possible to read the value of a UK dimmer switch with Raspberry Pi?

Thanks for all the help! I've bought a dimmer module: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/130774631315 And I'll take it apart to see if I can remove the potentiometer/switch from it. It seems the issue is about feel/function. Can you say more about what want? I now know after some research that the UK has so...
by daviestar
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Is it possible to read the value of a UK dimmer switch with Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 21
Views: 1819

Re: Is it possible to read the value of a UK dimmer switch with Raspberry Pi?

Thanks for the great answers folks.. it looks like I'm in over my head trying to get this to work the way I want! Imho Probably a lot less hassle to get a hot glue gun or a pot of epoxy resin and bodge a drilled face plate with a rotary encoder together for use or perhaps look at a 3d printed soluti...
by daviestar
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Is it possible to read the value of a UK dimmer switch with Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 21
Views: 1819

Re: Is it possible to read the value of a UK dimmer switch with Raspberry Pi?

Thanks for the replies, and apologies for the confusion, I did indeed mean a standard UK dimmer switch module with push on/off. Some thing like this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Varilight-Standard-Dimmer-Classic-Plastic/dp/B01N1806WY What are you trying to do with it? I am working on a smart light swit...
by daviestar
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Is it possible to read the value of a UK dimmer switch with Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 21
Views: 1819

Is it possible to read the value of a UK dimmer switch with Raspberry Pi?

How would I go about reading the values from the UK-type dimmer switch module like this? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Varilight-2-Way-Switch-Module-Dimmer/dp/B01DY2XE5I I'm hoping to use as a rotary encoder for the RPI (and also on/off switch). I've tried some other rotary encoders and potentiometers, b...

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