Been doing a bit more research on this. The place I bought the plugs from actually have some projects that they have shared. One of them can be found here : https://www.jaycar.com.au/wi-fi-power-switch I'm hoping to find the time tomorrow to look at their sketch to see what I can come up with myself for the Mysensors environment.
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RE: Possible readymade sensor?
Quick question about sketches
This is a very nooby question, but I have to ask it because it's kind of got me stopped at the moment... When it comes to sketches, it doesn't matter what type of controller we are using when it comes to how the sketch looks and what libraries we use, right? The libraries that we include area purely for getting the hardware to actually work right? And it's the controller and it's plugins that determine how to use the info sent to it right? So basically if I create a sensor of some sort, I can use different libraries not mentioned here?
I know it's a silly question, and I think I'm right, but right now it's holding me back so hoping someone can confirm our deny my conclusions. Much thanks.
RE: Possible readymade sensor?
I'm bumping my old post from 5 years ago, because I'm finally going to do something with these. I ended up buying 4 lots that have two power plugs plus a box that converts an IR signal into rf433. I've been chatting to a member here for a couple days about this project, and he had been very helpful.
Currently I'm trying to decide if I should create a rf433 hub, or use my Harmony Remote setup and not worry about the rf433 at all.
RE: Candle Manager - user-friendly web-based tool to program Arduino's
This looks cool.
Given that it's web based, would that mean that I could use it on my windows computer? Hope that question isn't too obvious or stupid.
MySensors, Vera and Alexa
I'm planning on wiping the dust off my soldering iron and making some MySensors motion detectors! I haven't done much of this for a while as my Vera 3 unit wasn't working, but it recently started again lol
I have bought a few Alexa's for my home and have them spread out, and so far they are working well. One problem I have though is getting it to work with my Philips Hue motion sensors. So I would like motion sensors to trigger scenes, or routines which they are called within Alexa.
What I have found though is that some Vera devices won't work as a trigger, apparently it depends on what sort of category they are in. Has anyone here managed to get their MySensors motion detectors to work within Alexa to trigger scenes?
Instructions to connect to MySensors
I have a Vera 3 which hasn't been working for a long time, so I'm going to try Openluup. It's up and running and I would like to connect the MySensors Ethernet bridge to it. Unfortunately I haven't been able to locate instructions to do so. I have already installed the MySensors plugin.
Is it now just a matter of setting the IP address for the bridge?
Old user returning to Vera/MySensors
Life kind of got very busy for me over the last few years, but as it starts to slow down, I'm keen to get back into home automation. I have a Vera 3 and I used to use one of the gateways to combine Vera to MySensors, but it looks like a lot have changed. When I was last playing around with this stuff, I remember users complaining that the original radio was hampered by range, and I believe this has changed with the use of a different radio. I've been looking a bit through the site, but I'm a little lost....
Any chance someone could point me in the right direction to get started again, using whatever is the newest way?