💬 Selecting a Controller

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  • Hi,

    Is it possible to use www.pulse-station.com as a controler ?


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    Hi and welcome @aclertant!

    I have never heard of this controller before. Maybe you could ask the developers to include support for MySensors? We'll happily answer any questions they might have regarding the protocol.

  • This should be added to the list it has a mysensors module for serial/ethernet/mqtt

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    Sure! Could you please send me a general description and a feature list (peek on the other controller pages).

  • Thanks @rmtucker! @hek, I'll take care of sharing the description and feature list here as soon as the new version of MyHouse with the MySensors plugin will be made available (of course if anybody is interested to give it a try, please come in touch with me). So far the plugin in the development version is working fine so I'm confident to finalize it soon.

  • @hek, I've just released myHouse v2.3 including a plugin for supporting MySensors. This has been tested for a while and it is working just fine so far. Please find the below the information requested; of course let me know if something is missing:

    General information:

    • short description: Think of myHouse as a framework for collecting statistics and automating your house.
      Configure the sensors you want to collect data from by leveraging the included plugins (e.g. to collect weather statistics, images from the Internet, your GPS position, data collected by other sensors, etc.).
      What will be presented in the web interface is completely up to you. You can define your own modules, configure all the widgets and statistics that will be presented in the order you like the most. From the interface your actuators can be controlled as well.
      You can also easily create rules to be automatically alerted whenever a specific situation is taking place. Notifications are both presented within the web interface, sent by e-mail and posted on a Slack channel of your choice.
      A Slack bot allows also direct interaction in your natural language. It can reply to your questions, share with you statistics and charts or even control the actuators on your behalf.
    • Homepage: http://my-house.sourceforge.net
    • Documentation: https://sourceforge.net/p/my-house/wiki
    • Plugin configuration instructions: https://sourceforge.net/p/my-house/wiki/faq/#how-do-i-configure-the-mysensors-plugin
    • Support Forum: https://sourceforge.net/p/my-house/forum/


    • Collect data from a number of sensors by leveraging a simple to customize plugin-based architecture
    • Automatic calculation of hourly and daily minimum/maximum/average values for each sensor
    • Fully customizable web interface with mobile support to display the sensors' statistics, control actuators and present custom data
    • Speech recognition and text-to-speech capabilities for realtime voice interaction
    • Natural-language interactive Slack bot for remotely retrieving any statistic, send commands or just having fun
    • Alerting module generating e-mails or Slack notifications whenever a configured condition is met
    • Daily e-mail digests embedding all the widgets configured for the requeted module


    Plugin-related information:

    • Last update date / update frequency: March 2017
    • Basic S & V types: All
    • Advanced S & V types: All
    • Heartbeat support: Y
    • node ID generation: Y
    • Ack support: n
    • OTA support: n
    • Request: Y
    • Smart sleep: Y
    • Serial Gateway support: Y
    • LAN Gateway support: Y
    • MQTT gateway support: Y
    • Multiple gateway support: Y
    • IFTT alike programming: Y
    • Blockly: n
    • Other: Y
    • Propietary: n
    • Windows: n
    • Unix: Y
    • Raspberry: Y
    • Other: Y
    • Licence/ Open Source: GPL
    • Programming language: Python
    • Web interface: Y
    • Android app: n
    • Apple app: n
    • Windows app: n

    Thanks in advance!

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    It might be easier if I assign the editing of the article directly to you.

    Please register an account on openhardware.io (or send me the email registered if you already have one) and ping me a PM so I can instruct you how to edit.

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    @user2684 You can edit the table mentioned in this thread and I will update the comparison.

  • Thanks guys! @hek, will do and let you know. @AWI, sorry for missing that thread, I'll edit the table accordingly

  • @AWI, I've just updated the table as instructed. If I may, there is something which other controllers may do and I recon myHouse doesn't which is not evaluated in the table and it is the capability to leverage MySensors auto-discovery. What I mean is, in myHouse you have to add the sensor in the configuration before it will show up in the UI while with others can potentially just show up. Just in case you want to add a note somewhere, to be completely transparent. Thanks!

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