Smart'O Sphere

Introduction: Smart'O Sphere

Hello every one,

I'm Hedi, a French student at Polytech'Paris Upmc in my last year of engineer school. My team and me develop a project for 180 hours about home automation solution and security at home. We decide to share our academic project with the community to see if some people want to carry on and improve it.

In this instructables, I will explain you how to create your own Home station like we develop with my team. I will share with you sample of my code and give you some indications to do it.

Let's get started

* : Sorry for mistake in English, if you see one add comment and I will correct it.

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Step 1: First the Necessary Equipment

To create your own system you will need some equipment, here is the list :

  • - Raspberry pi 2
  • - Z-Uno board (
  • - Contact Reed (MK21P-SET)
  • - PIR (ziyun Digital Capteur PIR)
  • - Photosensible Resistor
  • - DHT22
  • - Razberry Board for Zwave communication with raspberryPI
  • - SigFox Board for emergency communication

Step 2: Let's Get Started With the Central

The basis of our system is a raspberry pi 2 to which we add the communication Sigfox and Zwave. We have developed an expansion card that allows us to connect our various modules to the GPIO pins of our raspberry pi.

To set up the Zwave server, follow the tutorial on the site:

The tutorial will allow you to create the link between the razberry module and the raspberry pi. Be careful to format the server so that you can add your various sensors to the Zwave network.

Step 3: Create Your Own Module

You can now create your own module. To do this we use Z-UNO development cards:
These cards allow you to use the Zwave protocol without purchasing the operating license. The libraries are easy to use and will allow you to use the card very easily. Nevertheless it must be taken into account that it is only a development card and one can not do everything with.

Step 4: Code and Perspective

I share with you my codes (nothing very hard) and I really wish to have a return to improve my article (can be more details?) And bring improvements to our system.

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    Great first instructables. Thanks for sharing with the community.