MySensors Hardwired



  • I am wondering if anyone has every done anything with making a hardwired sensor. No RF. I know I know. The RF is just to make it easier and wireless. But the framework of mysensors I think could be used for nodes where it's better to be hardlined.

    I assume something like that would need to talk to the gateway, and it would still translate. I know the nodes could go directly to the end point, but I like the idea of all the framework stuff that is built in being immediately available.

    This would also open up the possibility of POE nodes.


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    @Jason-Brunk

    There is a RS485 transport layer available for a wired network, so yes it is possible to do it (I don't know how many uses it though..)

    https://github.com/mysensors/MySensors/blob/development/MyConfig.h#L82



  • hmmmm. I was thinking hard lining ethernet. But this is pretty interesting as well. Definitely an option. Gonna have to do some research o this.


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    @Jason-Brunk said:

    hmmmm. I was thinking hard lining ethernet. But this is pretty interesting as well. Definitely an option. Gonna have to do some research o this.

    That's just a bunch of ethernet Gateways then? 🙂

    I think that RS485 would be more suitable for sensor networks though..



  • ah, good point on the gateways. Ill have to test it out with the mqtt-client-gateway

    For RS485. Do you happen to have any examples as how it's setup from a hardware perspective if you have say 3 nodes? Do you connect node -> gateway x3 or do you go node -> node -> node-> gateway?


 

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