Hi, I just wanted to share some of the results of my home automation project.
Moving to the Dominican Republic some 17 years ago I realized quickly that electricity was a luxury, So I installed over 2kw of solar panels.
Recently I wanted more control on the system as well as live data on my cell phone. There were may ways to do it but I settled of mysql database and some php files on an old laptop running linux.
Initially I was only updating the PHP file with no database… Because the project is now going to full automation of the house, a database was required.
For this part of the project I use an Arduino nano, a esp8266, an ads1115 ADC, a Real time clock module and a buck converter. Also on the original page (Not this guest page because of my low bandwidth) I have a live camera stream for the from gate at the house. (Nice when the door bell rings and want to know who it is...)
I designed a PCB in DipTrace and assembled it. (I will be making an other PCB because I also want the watts that the solar system is giving out… To come…).
If I can help anyone with what I learned here just let me know.