Wern
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Home Automation

Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:40 am

Hi

I'm new to this and hope someone can help me.

I want to use the raspberry pi for home automation and control it with an android device. What will be the best way to do this. Will it also be possible to use the pi as a media center at the same time?

Wern

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Re: Home Automation

Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:08 pm

Lighttpd.
Yes.
SBC with 32GB RAM: https://hardkernel.com

FAQ : https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com

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Re: Home Automation

Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:15 pm

Flask.
And yes, too

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Re: Home Automation

Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:59 am

Home automation using the Pi , is for the experienced , You will be interfacing with mains voltages
Isolation between mains power and the Pi control signals must be don for safety reasons, All programming must
be Fail To Safe ( OFF) All isolating must be Manual The wrong advice with mains projects ,can be dangerous
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Re: Home Automation

Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:59 am

boyoh wrote:Home automation using the Pi , is for the experienced
Really?
You will be interfacing with mains voltages Isolation between mains power and the Pi control signals must be don for safety reasons,
So use wireless devices
I use fhem (http://fhem.de) here. Other than a few 1-wire sensors none of my devices are connected directly

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Re: Home Automation

Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:28 am

Realy How have you interfaced between the receiver and the mains voltage domestic appliance to control it
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Re: Home Automation

Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:45 am

A mixture of Homematic devices http://www.elv.de/homematic-hausautomat ... -home.html with a Homematic USB adapter and some HomeEasy socket adapters http://www.homeeasy.eu/ with an RFTRX http://www.rfxcom.com/

Edit: and some panStamps http://panstamp.com but I have no actuators on these at present, just sensors

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Re: Home Automation

Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:27 pm

How are you going to interface with the cooker controls for settings
How are you going to interface withe the washing m/c settings
How are you going to control your heating settings
You don't want garage doors opening and closing at random due to
a cliche in a poorly designed programme, that's not designed Fail to Safe.
All the above will have to send feed back to the Pi , so the Pi knows
that the instruction have been carried out.

When it comes answering mains questions , I will NOT tell them what to do
I will only tell them what NOT to do . Leave the mains side alone unless you
what you are doing
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Re: Home Automation

Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:08 pm

boyoh wrote:How are you going to interface with the cooker controls for settings
How are you going to interface withe the washing m/c settings
Don't do either of those and have no interest in doing so
How are you going to control your heating settings
I use an eq3 MAX http://www.eq-3.de/ system of battery powered radio linked rad-valves, boiler and pump are controlled using above mentioned Homematic devices.
You don't want garage doors opening and closing at random due to a cliche in a poorly designed programme, that's not designed Fail to Safe.
fhem http://fhem.de is a pretty mature system, all open source, you can check and modify any code should you wish.
All the above will have to send feed back to the Pi , so the Pi knows that the instruction have been carried out.
Indeed, and Homematic, amongst many others, provide that feedback.
When it comes answering mains questions , I will NOT tell them what to do I will only tell them what NOT to do . Leave the mains side alone unless you what you are doing
Very good advice and those not competent should always instruct an electrician to connect any device to mains wiring.

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