I had a test setup that also had a sensor looking down so I could 'see' if my car was parked in the garage or not.... if distance < 1m == car parked.
My garage door opener is directly above my car when its parked.
Some more info on the cube can be found at the homeassistant forums
This is how it looks like at the moment.
Still taped together as everything is beta stage.
Thank you for answer.
See this link for an project based in this.
Its basically a scène controller in the shape of a cube.
I got the idea from the original poster in the thread over at home-assistant.
I will post a BOM, sketch and pics if someone wants me to.
@Fat-Fly a sun panel tracker based on this circuit is in place on my roof. My major issue is mechanical. How to seal the (stepper) motors from the environment.
I once saw someone on YouTube that mounted them in pvc pipe with a cap.
He used electric drill motors for the actuators though.
Is it important to know that all the chickens are in the coup before you close the door or are we just assuming they are all inside at a certain time?
I use a light sensor and close the door at <5 lux. They are allways in by then.
I've had a similar setup run for over a year. Last week my ln298 broke so the door doesn't open and close anymore. Waiting on spare parts. I have guillotine style door with reed switches on top and bottom.
my bathwater sensor
waterproof Ds182b & TM1637Display
use it with domoticz & edomoticz Homebridge plugin so Siri can tell me if my bath temperature is hot enough or not
9v at the moment because no regulators at hand...
case is custom lasercut at snijlab.nl
Very nice solution.
One question; does the using the timer function for temp, hum etc block the processing of incoming messages from domoticz?
i mean that during the temp , humidity or batpercentage calculation no icoming messages from domoticz are being processed?
I think you have the same challenge as I do. See my pulse water meter topic here:
i'm running v2.3219 on my synology. i think this is a beta release?
i think my strange values are due to trying to add the values by json, this results in adding it to the todays volume and not resetting the total count?
furthermore the positioning of the tcrt5000 is critical in preventing false pulses and this is what is happening now with my meter i think... the small led light on the sensors blinks sometimes very weak when the wheel of the watermeter isn't even near the led....
I ultimately resolved it by editing the sketch setup() to send the true meter value to the gateway before it gets requested and sent again by the loop().
I did this once, removed the send and uploaded the sketch again.
But now I can check between the mysensors and the real meter I see that the data is off...must investigate further what is going on. In my test setup the pulses get counted like they should. (I tested by moving my finger in front of the infrared led.) I suspect the mounting of the sensor on the meter is off somewhere and generates duplicates or erratic pulses?
i tried again the following:
then i changed the child ID in the sensor sketch, reuploaded, changed the value via son and got this:
send: 1-1-0-0 s=255,c=3,t=6,pt=1,l=1,sg=0,st=ok:0 read: 0-0-1 s=255,c=3,t=6,pt=0,l=1,sg=0:M sensor started, id=1, parent=0, distance=1 send: 1-1-0-0 s=255,c=3,t=11,pt=0,l=11,sg=0,st=ok:Water Meter send: 1-1-0-0 s=255,c=3,t=12,pt=0,l=3,sg=0,st=ok:1.1 send: 1-1-0-0 s=2,c=0,t=21,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,st=ok: send: 1-1-0-0 s=2,c=2,t=24,pt=0,l=0,sg=0,st=ok: read: 0-0-1 s=2,c=2,t=24,pt=0,l=1,sg=0:0 Received last pulse count from gw:0 pulsecount:0 send: 1-1-0-0 s=2,c=1,t=24,pt=5,l=4,sg=0,st=ok:0 volume:0.000 send: 1-1-0-0 s=2,c=1,t=35,pt=7,l=5,sg=0,st=ok:0.000 l/min:42.92 pulsecount:2 send: 1-1-0-0 s=2,c=1,t=24,pt=5,l=4,sg=0,st=ok:2 volume:0.002 send: 1-1-0-0 s=2,c=1,t=35,pt=7,l=5,sg=0,st=ok:0.002 l/min:12.09 send: 1-1-0-0 s=2,c=1,t=34,pt=7,l=5,sg=0,st=ok:12.09 pulsecount:5 send: 1-1-0-0 s=2,c=1,t=24,pt=5,l=4,sg=0,st=ok:5 volume:0.005 send: 1-1-0-0 s=2,c=1,t=35,pt=7,l=5,sg=0,st=ok:0.005 pulsecount:5 send: 1-1-0-0 s=2,c=1,t=24,pt=5,l=4,sg=0,st=ok:5 volume:0.005 send: 1-1-0-0 s=2,c=1,t=35,pt=7,l=5,sg=0,st=ok:0.005 pulsecount:5 send: 1-1-0-0 s=2,c=1,t=24,pt=5,l=4,sg=0,st=ok:5 volume:0.005 send: 1-1-0-0 s=2,c=1,t=35,pt=7,l=5,sg=0,st=ok:0.005
It keeps getting stranger to me. I deleted the mysensors hardware and all devices. Added the hardware again and the water sensor received a value of 269 pulses from the gateway?
I'm having trouble with the pulse water meter values in domoticz.
A newly added sensor starts with value 0.803m3 and not 0
If I enter a new value with json URL , http://10.0.1.13:8084/json.htm?type=command¶m=udevice&idx=290&nvalue=27736&svalue=27736;27736
the value gets overwritten with the 0.803m3 every time. In the sketch the comments say it gets the latest pulse count from gateway when it powers up?
But the value 0.803m3 is not the value of my water meter when the node powers up. Where does the 0.803 come from?
A Gateway and a node for a friend:
Comparison of the MysenSor and the famous RFXTRX:
And the solar powered+LiPo water proof box:
What kind of box is that? Do you have a link where i can order these?