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  • Build Your Own Smart Hub: Prota OS for Raspberry Pi 3

    gerschneebelflivitz: I too had a week long battle, but in the end I won!! On the Southern most tip of Africa internet is a an unrealiable resource with speeds varying from .2 - 8Mb on my 10Mbs line. After the 3rd attempt I logged a support call via e-mail and was promptly told to begin from scratch and to follow the documented instructions at http://docs.prota.info/101-prota-pi/ (which I was religiously following btw ...). Then it hit me ... watch the WiFi dongle and network activity light on the RPI to see when the activity completed. It took on average 60 minutes per step. I left the app open on my iPAD and then unplugged the RPi after each step and viola! That seemed to do the trick. Once you have the Prota image registered, it becomes easier. There are a few steps missing in ...

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    gerschneebelflivitz: I too had a week long battle, but in the end I won!! On the Southern most tip of Africa internet is a an unrealiable resource with speeds varying from .2 - 8Mb on my 10Mbs line. After the 3rd attempt I logged a support call via e-mail and was promptly told to begin from scratch and to follow the documented instructions at http://docs.prota.info/101-prota-pi/ (which I was religiously following btw ...). Then it hit me ... watch the WiFi dongle and network activity light on the RPI to see when the activity completed. It took on average 60 minutes per step. I left the app open on my iPAD and then unplugged the RPi after each step and viola! That seemed to do the trick. Once you have the Prota image registered, it becomes easier. There are a few steps missing in the descriptions of some of the application screens such as the fact that some parameters are compulsory and you have to figure it out. In the end, it was worth while. The best combination would be to use a RPI3.

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  • Easy IoT weather station with multiple sensors

    I made it! (without a rain sensor and with a DHT11) I must admit that I battled at first with the Arduino IDE part, and had to do some serious research before I was able to connect my NodeMcu (v1.0 12E) to the Arduino IDE.As you will notice, I made my weather station mobile by adding a 2000 mAh battery that can be re-charged. The bty life is about 12 hours and provides 3.7V that seems to be sufficient to drive all the sensors.TO DO: 1. put weather station in weatherproof housing. 2. Replace DHT11 with DHT22. 3. Add rain sensor. 4. Get 5000 mAh battery.Thanks Ingenerare in electronics.

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