I have been working for 1 months on my Arduino home automation. What I'm doing is a arduino + ethernet working as webserver, and using HTML in order to control the variables on my mobile telephone.
It has now:
- Ethernet (w5100)
- Digital light sensor
- Relay module
- Arduino Mega
- 5v power supply
There are other modules I want to use in the future as PIR, distance sensor, temperature, RF, etc. but my priority is to control my central heating and exterior lights.
I have the webserver working (after spend hours trying to run the string concatenation), you can see a screenshot of my mobile.
I will post as much as I can about the proyect, but I have a doubt:
- What's the maximum distance that arduino ethernet shield can send/receive data from router? I have connected it to the router and it works perfectly, but when I connect it throw a 20 meters ethernet cable, it doesn't (PC and TV work).
In order to debut the HTML, I have to connect it to the ethernet of my Laptop, and use the WIFI connection to share the webserver to the net.
Thanks in advance