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  • Control Any Remote From a Raspberry Pi (and Amazon Echo!)

    you might want to have a look at ha-bridge by Bwssystems

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  • Control any remote from a Raspberry Pi (and Amazon Echo!)

    you might want to have a look at ha-bridge by Bwssystems. can create multiple devices through a nice Web GUI. much easer to use than fauxmo

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  • Control any remote from a Raspberry Pi (and Amazon Echo!)

    Ordered an echo on prime day. Had a raspberry pi sitting around. I just got this working. Original idea was to mimic button presses on a scene remote control for my home automation system. Currently using to start my car. Using transistors to switch instead of relays so I don't have to worry about relay bounce. Want to attach to the scene controller now. I have multiple programs setup to run the different goip pins for each scene controller button, and they work from command line. How do I add more devices to call the scene programs individually from echo. Can't figure that part out. Was able to change the device name and add extra devices to run the same program.

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  • Tweeting, Wireless, Ugly Drum Smoker (UDS) temperature controller using Android

    Had a thought about using the CHIP. How would we connect the chip to wifi networks, I use mine at multiple locations? Having to hookup monitor mouse and keyboard every time I move it, would get annoying. And what about when no networks are available such as at a cook-off?

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  • Tweeting, Wireless, Ugly Drum Smoker (UDS) temperature controller using Android

    i just placed an order for 3 boards through OSH Park based on the original design for IOIO.

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  • Tweeting, Wireless, Ugly Drum Smoker (UDS) temperature controller using Android

    id be glad to help with designing a PCB layout for the V2 using CHIP. after doing a little research, the CHIP looks like a good match. what are your plans on display and control of the chip? if your planning on using the LCD display pins, that will decrease our usable IO pins to only 8, and the dedicated PWM pin wouldn't be available as it would be used for the LCD back-light. i see that IO pins can be used as PWM but might not work as well according to the CHIP website.. "Pulse Width Modulation is used to control motors and other devices. It is possible to use GPIO pins to drive motors, but they generally are not fast enough for robust and smooth control." quote from CHIP website."looks like all i would need to get started is the IO pin assignments. ( what IO pins you wa...

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    id be glad to help with designing a PCB layout for the V2 using CHIP. after doing a little research, the CHIP looks like a good match. what are your plans on display and control of the chip? if your planning on using the LCD display pins, that will decrease our usable IO pins to only 8, and the dedicated PWM pin wouldn't be available as it would be used for the LCD back-light. i see that IO pins can be used as PWM but might not work as well according to the CHIP website.. "Pulse Width Modulation is used to control motors and other devices. It is possible to use GPIO pins to drive motors, but they generally are not fast enough for robust and smooth control." quote from CHIP website."looks like all i would need to get started is the IO pin assignments. ( what IO pins you want the probe inputs and control outputs connected to.) you could tell me what you want or i could assign them and let you know what they are. for me to assign them i would need to know if your planning in using the LCD connected to the CHIP pins. i assume that you plan on designing it around the current IOIO schematic. (same resistor sizes and probes?)my thoughts on the new PCB are to have everything mounted on board for a clean and easy assembly(assuming the builder has basic soldering experience). it would also include a PCB mounted switching power supply for converting AC line voltage to 12VDC and 5VDC to eliminate the external wall-wart power supply. another option would be a 12VDC power supply and a separate 5 volt regulator circuit. this would allow you to use a battery to power the device in the event that there is not AC power available. (note that the chip does not have a 5VDC regulator to step 12VDC down to 5VDC.) also included would be a place to solder in 1 or 2 SSR relays to control heating elements and other high power loads. the SSRs would be optional parts and would not be required to operate in the normal mode that you originally designed the device for. what are the chances of adding a circulating fan output and feeder control output?i will start working on recreating my IOIO schematic, should be able to convert it to CHIP easily after that.

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