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  • Automated Solar Powered Horizontal Blind Controller

    Have a look to Wemos D1 Mini (4 Mb) to use Wifi and MQTT (to the Home Assistant embedded broker). It also have a battery shield module.You will then be able to know or react to your motor by using MQTT. And be informed by using Pushbullet module.

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  • miguipda1 commented on einarms's instructable MQTT Home Automated Blinds2 days ago
    MQTT Home Automated Blinds

    When you said :1) Yes I talked about this embedded-broker2) "you could use the same setup and just turn the sensor to point in the room instead" except the parameters will be inversed because the blinds will stay closed when the light is on (in your case the blinds are open when the light (sun) is on ;-).I approximately have the same problem that yours. I do not have car traffic lights but I just have a public light in front of my house. Then I can not check if outside it is the night. I just can check if inside the light is open. 3) Variable switch : I was talking about a simple status variable that will change following some events (calendar (holidays, not at home, ...), ...). This status variable will then be send (MQTT) to the Automated Blind inform it if it will be open o...see more »When you said :1) Yes I talked about this embedded-broker2) "you could use the same setup and just turn the sensor to point in the room instead" except the parameters will be inversed because the blinds will stay closed when the light is on (in your case the blinds are open when the light (sun) is on ;-).I approximately have the same problem that yours. I do not have car traffic lights but I just have a public light in front of my house. Then I can not check if outside it is the night. I just can check if inside the light is open. 3) Variable switch : I was talking about a simple status variable that will change following some events (calendar (holidays, not at home, ...), ...). This status variable will then be send (MQTT) to the Automated Blind inform it if it will be open or close.Then when everyone of the family is outside (by example during holidays) the status variable has a value telling it that it will simulate presence at home (and then open and close the blinds randomly at sun rise and near the night). We may consider the status variable should be 0 to close, 1 to open or 3 to simulate (in this specific case the blinds must be randomly open (by using TIME TRIGGER) between 6 hour and 8 hour and close between 17 hour and 18 hour during winter but between 20 hour and 21 hour during summer).Then this status variable could also be used to know if it must randomly switch on/off lights (but this is another thing).I was talking about a reading a status variable because I think it will be the easiest way that your code can know what it must do (simply open or close the blinds). This status variable will be modified by other codes (resulting from events : calendar when in holidays, someone goes back at home by a sensor, ...).As you can see you code will not so much be modified by reading a status variable.Sincerely thanks for your answers.Cheers

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  • miguipda1 commented on einarms's instructable MQTT Home Automated Blinds3 days ago
    MQTT Home Automated Blinds

    Hi,great job ;-)Three questions :1) why did not you use the Home Assistant embedded MQTT in place of installing Mosquitto ?2) could you upgrade it by adding a light sensor to automatically set the blind down when the light are switched on in the room. Because if you switch the light on it means you do not want the poutside people could see what happened inside.3) could you also upgrade it by using a variable which is set ON or OFF following we are or are not at home. It means that some other events should modify this variable (presence detection, google calendar, ...) and then if we are not at home the blind should automatically be down. The idea is to simulate presence to avoid thief. By example when we are in holidays.Sincerely thanks.

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  • miguipda1 commented on DomV811's instructable 360 LIDAR Module2 months ago
    360 LIDAR Module

    Hi,thank you for your excellent tuto. Two questions :1) do you think it could be powered with a solar power bank (to keep battery always full of charge)2) is it possible to add a trigger system telling through MQTT that something has changed in the detection (by considering an imaginary clock at the place of this LIDAR it could tell something has changed at position hour X)Sincerely thanks.

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  • How to Make a Dehumidifier (Thermoelectric Cooling)

    Hi,do not you "collect" the condensation in a box otherwise it will back humidify the room. That seems it should be interesting to have your black heatsink isolated in a box that collect the water.What do you think about it ?

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  • Arduino Sunflower - an Electronic Sundancer

    Hi,here is the cheaper way without electronic :http://www.josepino.com/?simple_sun_tracker

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  • miguipda1 commented on lonesoulsurfer's instructable Portable, Solar 12V Battery Pack8 months ago
    Portable, Solar 12V Battery Pack

    Hi,sincerely thanks for this tutorial but I still have two questions :1) does your "12V solar panel regulator" protect the battery for overload ?2) I want to do one too but I have other Voltage and Ah values. Could you then explain how to correctly calculate the good power required for the photovoltaic panel ?Thank you.

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