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by keiranwyllie
Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Project Showcase
Topic: Pool Temp monitor
Replies: 5
Views: 4652

Re: Pool Temp monitor

Steve W.

You should be able to insert the probe into a pipe by drilling a suitable size hole and ensuring that is effectively sealed. My only concern would be whether water is in the plumbing at all times. My understanding is that it's only got water when the pump is running.
by keiranwyllie
Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Project Showcase
Topic: Pool Temp monitor
Replies: 5
Views: 4652

Re: Pool Temp monitor

It dangles in the pool lol
by keiranwyllie
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Project Showcase
Topic: Pool Temp monitor
Replies: 5
Views: 4652

Re: Pool Temp monitor

Ended up swapping to a NodeMCU and putting everything in a nice small enclosure. Works great with a battery however the next step is to run it off solar...just have to work out the best way to drop it from 12VDC to 5VDC.

Any suggestions??
by keiranwyllie
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Project Showcase
Topic: Delving into the realm of home automation with Arduino and Raspberry Pi
Replies: 21
Views: 12480

Re: Delving into the realm of home automation with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Only single click for on and single click for off. All depends on the button count in the sketch. I didn't end up trying the four buttons at this point in time because I figured I didn't need a separate button for the driveway lights since they operate off the PIR anyway, so I went with 3 and succes...
by keiranwyllie
Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Project Showcase
Topic: Delving into the realm of home automation with Arduino and Raspberry Pi
Replies: 21
Views: 12480

Re: Delving into the realm of home automation with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Well it all seems to be working sweet now...touch wood. I've got the switch mounted on the wall now and the light is working the way I want it to. This is the sketch I've used on the NodeMCU. #include <ESP8266WiFi.h> #include <PubSubClient.h> // Update these with values suitable for your network. co...
by keiranwyllie
Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Project Showcase
Topic: Delving into the realm of home automation with Arduino and Raspberry Pi
Replies: 21
Views: 12480

Re: Delving into the realm of home automation with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Same 5V supply from the old switch...just no need for the signal wire this time.
by keiranwyllie
Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: Project Showcase
Topic: Pool Temp monitor
Replies: 5
Views: 4652

Pool Temp monitor

Trying not to spam this Showcase folder however I'm really enjoying playing around with Arduino and learning, learning, learning...so here's my really quick latest project. Using the following: * Arduino Uno * DS18B20 Waterproof Temperature Sensor * 16x2 LCD (I2C) I'm going to test it with a standar...
by keiranwyllie
Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Project Showcase
Topic: Delving into the realm of home automation with Arduino and Raspberry Pi
Replies: 21
Views: 12480

Re: Delving into the realm of home automation with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

So I've gone and completely remade my single switch using the same toggle switch however I've integrated a NodeMCU ESP8266 into it and am now using wireless. I have a separate AP specifically for this and now it's working like a charm. There's no interference from any other switches and it's all usi...
by keiranwyllie
Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: Project Showcase
Topic: Delving into the realm of home automation with Arduino and Raspberry Pi
Replies: 21
Views: 12480

Re: Delving into the realm of home automation with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

It hasn't been the highest one of my priorities lately however I have integrated it with Home Assistant as my frontend. I've taken my switches offline for the moment and am currently trying to get them running through my Raspberry Pi (that's running MQTT broker and HA). Looks like I have to redesign...