@rozpruwacz I've invested too much time and money in to this one already!
Posts made by phill21
RE: Serial RPi Gateways
Sorry, just released I already posted this! https://forum.mysensors.org/topic/5488/rpi-as-a-node completely forgot I had!
RE: why no one uses latching relays ?
You don't necessary need to use an H-Bridge, you can use: (Don't forget the flyback diodes!)
That above schematic is for an intermediate switch in a multi way switching circuit. This way has a high W.A.F (Wife Acceptance Factor). Doing it this way, you can keep the conventional light switches operational. As its part of a multiway light switch circuit, you only need to toggle it to turn the light on or off. You do of course need to detect if the light is on though!
And unless you're mass producing these for sale, what does the extra cost matter?
Serial RPi Gateways
I have a Moteino MightyHat (Basically an Arduino with the RFM69 built it.) I have it set up as a serial gateway which talks with Home Assistant which is also on the RPi.
Out in my garage I want to set up an RPi as a security camera. I was planning on setting up a regular arduino out there for MySensors stuff.
Can the RPi function as a Ethernet Gateway communicationg with the Arduino/s over RS485?
Monitoring battery charging
Hey guys, just starting out here!
I've set a RPi up with Home Assistant, and have a MightyHat I'm using as a serial gateway plugged in to the RPi. The MightyHat has a back up battery (a UPS if you will) I want to read the battery voltage and report that back as well as if its charging or not!
For the battery voltage should I use V_VOLTAGE under the Multimeter, or use sendBatteryLevel()? What would be the best way to report if its charging or not?
RPi as a node
I'm new to this!
Just wondering if I could use an RPi as a node and wire it using RS485?
I plan on using the Low Power labs "mightyhat" as my gateway, this will off load all the MySensors stuff on to the 'Atmel' on the hat. Allowing the RPi to do all the other things that it currently does.
I have another RPi set up as a for my garage door, which I want to integrate a video intercom in to. So the RPi will control the door, have a push button, which will be set up as a MySensors, and a camera and microphone + speaker that will use TCP. The video and MySensors will be sent via secure sockets to the first Pi, which will then re transmit the MySensors to the mighty hat via RS485.