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castillo14

Hello, I am going to present me. I am Jose Antonio Castillo Rodriguez. I am the principal developer of the home automation system called Functiodomo.

You can find all the information about the system in the next link: http://www.functiodomo.com

As you can see the web is written in Spanish, but you can access to the same English content pushing at the English flag at the top of the homepage.

Actually there is other topic about this system in the Spanish section of the forum. You can go there visiting next link: http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,92963.0.html

I can tell you about Functiodomo that the design of the system is oriented to have an easy, cheap and modular installation procedure as it is thought to be installed habited homes. It is based in open technologies and it let the control of the system since any gadget with a web browser, as the interface is running trough a web app. Another features of the system are easy integration with the existing elements of a built house, no previous works required and with an affordable user interface.

After 2 years if development, once it is fixed the foundations of the project, we have the aim of being an open development. We think that this is the best way to obtain an growth and future development. We have been publishing the How To of the project at the webpage http://www.functiodomo.org. Near in the future, we will translate all the contents of this blog.

Now, Functiodomo is working and you can see it in next videos:

Preparation of an showroom and control with and iPod touch: http://youtu.be/R5-J3ztKgXw

Control of the system since a computer http://youtu.be/hZ75qaeJd14

You can see more videos of Functiodomo at the Youtube channel of the system:
http://www.youtube.com/user/functionars/videos

Well, as introduction I think it is enough. I will continue publishing more information about Functiodomo system here, through this topic.

Greetings to the Arduino community. I will be waiting your opinions. Thanks.
José Antonio Castillo Rodríguez
Responsable de diseño de producto
Functio & Ars S.L.
www.functionars.com

freedomotic

Hi, it seems a very good project from videos.
Sorry, but I can't access to the sites. Maybe there is a problem with dyndns.
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spumanti

Looks like an interesting project.  XD

3 questions:

  • I could not see from the demo page, if there is datalogging options, and options for creating graphs with historical and realtime data?


  • Will the functiodomo boxes be opensource; will I be able to create a node myself, using an arduino etc. -and make it talk to the functiodomo server?


  • Is there an alarming / messaging module for the server, so it can send out notifications and/or alarms in case something unwanted happens (heating system fault, low temperature, etc...)





castillo14


Hi, it seems a very good project from videos.
Sorry, but I can't access to the sites. Maybe there is a problem with dyndns.
Regards


Hello freedomotic,

I have checked the websites "www.functiodomo.com" and "www.functiodomo.org" and I think they works. Please can you check if you are able to access them now?

I have to alert you that you only can access to the Functiodomo  blog or though the .org domain of Functiodomo or through the Spanish version of the web (basically because by the moment all the post are in Spanish), pushing the "Documentacion" option at the top menu. If you access to the English or German version of functiodomo.com, you can see that there is not the "Documentation" option on the top menu. I hope to add this section as soon as possible.

Anyway, thanks for your interest.
José Antonio Castillo Rodríguez
Responsable de diseño de producto
Functio & Ars S.L.
www.functionars.com

castillo14


Looks like an interesting project.  XD

3 questions:

  • I could not see from the demo page, if there is datalogging options, and options for creating graphs with historical and realtime data?


  • Will the functiodomo boxes be opensource; will I be able to create a node myself, using an arduino etc. -and make it talk to the functiodomo server?


  • Is there an alarming / messaging module for the server, so it can send out notifications and/or alarms in case something unwanted happens (heating system fault, low temperature, etc...)




Hello Spumanti,

I will try to answer your questions:

About de datalloging options, graphs and historical data, I have to explain that all the Functiodomo modules (for us a module is the component that we are going to connect to control from one to three equipments) can have connected from one to six sensors (two by equipment). These sensors are sending their values to the CPU (the PC where we have the web app) and they are saved at the database. About the frequency of the data capture, it can be modified by software. Now we are working with the data to present to the clients reports about the realtime energy consumption as well as weekly and monthly consumption. But due to the modular design of the system, this can be changed.

About if the functiodomo boxes will be opensourced, I can tell you yes. I will go publishing all the documentation about the project. For now, I will go doing it through the the functiodomo.org web, which I'll translate as soon as possible. I would like to create a open software-hardware reference at the home automation world. I have not published the arduino code of the modules and the drafting documentation of the boards because I am testing the new components yet.

And about the alarm messages of the system, all the sensors that they can be connected to the modules, IR person detectors, smoke sensors, vibration sensors, luminosity sensors, humidity sensors... can be used in the system to make an action with their data signals. They can be used to switch on an automatic irrigation system, as it the case of the temperature and humidity sensors, or they can be used to send an email to the people that are administrators of the systems, as it is the case of the IR person detectors, smoke sensors (all the security sensors) and also, if it is necessary , to make a corrective action like open an anti-fire system, switch on the lights...

I hope that I have been able to answer your questions. Thanks for your interest.
José Antonio Castillo Rodríguez
Responsable de diseño de producto
Functio & Ars S.L.
www.functionars.com

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