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Currently living in San Francisco pursuing the nobel path of programming. Bringing analytics to small businesses, so they can make sure the hand wrapped organic cookies you order are the best they can be. How did I get here? What do I plan on doing next? those are side notes to who I am now. Which is a tech bro walking through the streets of TL wondering how I can give back to the community, while pushing my iPhone 6 deeper into my pocket. Of course there is more to life than work like, whisk... Read More »
  • Controlling a Livolo RF Light Switch Using a Raspberry Pi 3 B in Python

    No problem, an instructable is what got me this far. I thought I should give back to the community :)

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  • Super simple Raspberry Pi 433MHz home automation

    One last comment on this article since it is one of the best resources for RF signals. Many RF switches like electicity allow your to 'learn' codes. Also like magic you can buy more than 4 and there is only a small chance of overlap. This article touches why this is possible. It is due to the varying wave being sent i.e. 'short_delay' 'long_delay'. This means that across some devices they can learn a code as long as it is a valid code. Rather than receiving a code and decoding it. Let's have the switch 'learn' the code we are sending it. This is actually the case with the livolo switches. The nice part is we don't we need to do any manual math, we don't need a receiver, and no graphic interface unit.

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  • Super simple Raspberry Pi 433MHz home automation

    Yeah, I was able to sort it out all right. The really tricky thing is trying to figure out how to make these Livolo switches to work. So much going on with the signal 0.0

    No problem! I am glad I was able to save someone else a little struggle

    LIVOLO SWITCHES SOLVED!!! no remote required :)I solved livolo light switch using this technique and it can be applied to many switches and you DON'T need a remote! It is very similar to the OP's design, but made for livolo.You simple put your light switch into discovery mode (hold down switch for 5 seconds).After the switch beeps, run ```python trans.py on```You should hear your switch beep again, and that will mean it is paired!'OFF' is actually ALL OFF, so that should work out of box!https://github.com/midorineko/rpi_automation/blob/...

    I solved livolo light switch using this technique and it can be applied to many switches and you DON'T need a remote! It is very similar to the OP's design, but made for livolo. You simple put your light switch into discovery mode (hold down switch for 5 seconds).After the switch beeps, run ```python trans.py on```You should hear your switch beep again, and that will mean it is paired!'OFF' is actually ALL OFF, so that should work out of box!https://github.com/midorineko/rpi_automation/blob/...

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  • Super simple Raspberry Pi 433MHz home automation

    That was an incredible guide. I read this guide and had it working 60 minutes after opening the pi. There are a couple things I would like to note. The 23 pin is actually the GPIO23 pin not the pin in the 23rd place on the board. This was my initial blunder since 23 on the board is also a GPIO pin. When recording the signal there was a considerable amount of noise I had to skip. I spent a good 10 minutes analyzing the wrong part of the image.Anyways 10/10 guide, if you added those two tips I would have had it running in 30 minutes! Cheers

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