Wall Box with LCD/TFT suggestions
shabba last edited by
Hoping to get some pointers on wall boxes that I could mount a mysensors node to replace current Danfloss one I have in each room. Would like to have a touch screen for some basic info and modest controls. Would need room to house a temp sensor, arduino and rf69 too.
I see https://www.aliexpress.com/item/diy-electronics-plastic-housing-box-for-LCD-6-pcs-85-85-25mm-abs-plastic-box-electric/32309286499.html?spm=2114.01010208.0.0.GPZGhU but connecting up the buttons there might be a real PITA so maybe full touchscreen is easier.
@shabba - maybe my project could give you some inspiration atleast: https://www.openhardware.io/view/23/In-wall-LCD-SwitchScene-controller-for-MySensors. Someone mentioned a link in the forum thread as well to boxes.
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@sundberg84 It was your project that inspired me - The electronics part etc is not the hard part IMHO on these projects - it is the WAF and how tidy I can have them in the house. Hence I was looking for a box that I knew I could stick a screen and arduino in and not have to worry about it. Thanks for all the work!
If you can find any kind of "Arduino friendly" box pls post it
dbemowsk last edited by dbemowsk
For my setup I am looking to replace my thermostat on the wall. To replace it I will need to install a temp sensor for the room. What I am replacing it with is an old Android tablet running ImperiHome. With that I have access to all of the devices on my Vera controller, and I can customize screens for each. The one that I am in the process of piloting is an old Nexus 7 tablet. For wall mounting I used a 3D printer and made this in white to match my wall:
Here is a link to the mount on ThingVerse:
Going a route like this would give you more flexibility, the only thing would be if there is enough room in the wall mount to handle the sensors you want.
that takes quite some space on the wall, not to mention the need to have an hole on the wall at the right height but still a good way to "recycle" and old tablet
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@gohan Well, in my case, it is going to replace my thermostat, so I already have the 5 wire cable coming up from the basement for that which takes care of the hole in the wall. Since the main controller for the thermostat is in the basement, all I should need at the tablet side is a temp sensor. I will use the 5 wire cable to connect my 5 volt charger and probably a DS18B20 temp sensor to read the temp. In the basement, I will create an arduino node to read the temp and send it to the thermostat controller over my RS485 network. All the other thermostat controls will be handled by the tablet.