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1st phase home automation completed !

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

I discarded the rf based automation efforts and stuck to xbee in the end. Currently the whole system dployess xbee in mesh and encrypted, no additional micro controller used, just using the XBEE IO’s, its working great.

Now I need to create a wiki and a correct blog for my home automation. Will update soon on how it goes.


555 based AM radio transmitter

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Should help me to extend message system of Janeman to the garden areas.

555 based AM radio transmitter – Hack a Day

posted Jan 10th 2011 10:48am by Mike Szczys

filed under: radio hacks

Bust out that 555 timer and use it to build your own AM radio transmitter. The circuit that [Rtty21] is using only needs the timer chip, an NPN transistor, three caps, three resistors, and a potentiometer. It generates an amplitude modulation signal around the 600 kHz range which you will be able to pick up with any normal AM radio. From the comments on the article it seems you’ll get around 30-40 feet of range out of the device. We don’t see this as a competitor for the FM spy microphone, but maybe you can use it as a diy baby monitor.


BahBots Controller

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Just checked out this, Not bad for the list of features it offers. I think I will chose this over Arduino anytime.

Wright Hobbies Robotics

We are offering the BahBots Controller at a special
Introductory Price of $34.99!
(Regular Price – $39.99)

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