Hey guys. I want to undertake a project for simple, cheap, home automation. For fun and for purpose.
I have several ceiling fans which are controlled by Hunter fan control modules that can change the brightness, fan speed..etc. I also have a spare 350Mhz RF remote. I would like to use this remote to control the fans from my PC/Web/Arduino. Right now, I'm looking for the niceest way to make the remote work.
Is there a way to rig this RF 350Mhz remote with Arduino? I don't see any serial port or digital line gizmo. Obviously I could get several remotes, set the dip switches appropriately, and then use relays to simulate button presses. Come to think of it, I could probably also use relays to simulate dip switch changes too. That should work. Is there a better way? Can the arduino "short" connections by itself without relays?
I've got a header for the buttons in red. I can jump the top one with any number of the lower ones to "press buttons"
I've got a header for the LED that no one cares about, also in red.
I've got a little three pin header. I don't know what it does.
I've got a little two pin header. I don't know what it does.
Both of these are obviously more than a power or ground between the two boards. They go to the inside PCB. I dont want to tear apart my remote to find out where they go unless it's worth it.