i would like to remove my switches
I think I can get away with each "switch" being under $60.
Quote from: kingpoiuy on Jun 25, 2012, 07:28 pmI think I can get away with each "switch" being under $60.Sheesh! My wife would kill me if I told her each switch would cost $60. I'm not familiar with the C-Bus protocol, so I don't know what exactly it offers, but using wireless, I've been able to keep mine around $10-15 per switch.
Interesting, can you provide some detail? The Arduino itself is more than $15. Wireless shield and relay shield are also more than $15 each.
The Arduino boards aren't really intended for production use, rather they are used for prototyping/proof-of-concept. If I want to put something into production, I'll just buy the chip and the appropriate hardware. Using a custom board ($0.70) with an ATTiny84 (~$1) and a HopeRF Transceiver, you can deploy those as the sensors/actuators and have a "base station" that is connected through Ethernet or WiFi to translate the commands. I'll probably put up a post in the Domotics section when I get the chance with details on the entire project.
That would be great, I am very interested in your knowledge on the subject. This makes me want to ask the question of why is Domotics not more popular? I've looked around and companies who offer home automation solutions charge a bundle!
I'll probably put up a post in the Domotics section when I get the chance with details on the entire project.