Go Down

Topic: Ardomotic - Free Arduino Domotic Project (Read 5 times) previous topic - next topic

Rivello

Really nice work!
Made me laugh alone for 2 minutes while playing with your xmas tree.  XD

I made something similar in which I showed in this topic: http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,74872.0.html
But I'm not good at html and my page was ugly, only with buttons.
You did a nice job with the interface and the house drawnings. Excelent work!

Looking forward to see your codes!  :)

tarquinio

@guardian
I plan on doing a proper webpage with all the goodies and updates, when everything is completed. When i do it i will link the site here on the arduino forums too. The code is almost done, the first release should be soon. These days I just been having some issues with opening and closing the windows. The problem is actually physical, my relays were breaking because of power spikes caused when using the relays do turn the motors on and off... Since i'm not used to work with this kind of stuff an my electronic knowlege is VERY limited when it comes to inductive stuff... It's taking me a while to figure things out :s I'd like to have it all working when I release it, so that i could also make a nice demo video :)

@rivello
Just saw your site. I'm portuguese, so i could understand it all, no language problems :)
U got a cool project there too. I also did a similar thing with my building door (opend the intercom and put a relay in parallel with the OPEN button) :)
I see you hacked the existing hardware for the remote control parts. I thought of doing that too in the beginning, but then I decided to do a little more research and learn a bit about the communication protocols. I made a small application (arduino+processing) to help decoding the wireless signals, and then the arduino just repeats it :) I will publish that program too, I guess it might be useful for someone else.
As for the code, as I said I hope to publish it soon... Unfortunatelly I'm way more lazy to do webpages and documentation than I am to do code :)

Rivello

Nice! It's a good idea, I think I'll do the same.  With a "signal recorder" it would work with any gate, regardless of the control. :)


The problem is actually physical, my relays were breaking because of power spikes caused when using the relays do turn the motors on and off... Since i'm not used to work with this kind of stuff an my electronic knowlege is VERY limited when it comes to inductive stuff... It's taking me a while to figure things out :s


Did you put a diode in parallel reverse to the relay coil?  Like that?

tarquinio


Nice! It's a good idea, I think I'll do the same.  With a "signal recorder" it would work with any gate, regardless of the control. :)

Yes you can analyze different signals, even from other stuff, like infrared remotes (haven't worked much on those, but the principle is the same, only they use light instead of radio, and lower frequencies). At some i point i'd also like to integrate my air conditioning in this project too, but that will take quite some time, since air conditioning codes are quite more complex.

About the relay stuff... Thanks for the link, but my problem is not with the relay coil. The problem is the actual motor that the relay is controlling... The same thing that happens in the relay coil, and we fix with the diode, also happens with motors, but is much stronger (since it's a 120W motor). In this case it's strong enough to meld the contacts together, and the relay stays on all the time :s The idea is to make a filter to compensate the effect of the motor, but i don't even have the specs of the motor, which unfortunately is making things harder. :( (You might also want to warn on your site for people to be careful when doing stuff with 220V motors ;)

Nixt

This is awesome!

Playing with the lights on your christmas tree was great  :)

Go Up