Monthly Archives: November 2012

Controlling an IP camera from OpenRemote

I have a cheap wanscam IP camera which is currently next to my living room window monitoring the front of my house and the living room itself. It includes IR for night vision and can be panned and tilted remotely. … Continue reading

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Getting the weather with OpenRemote

I include the weather in Manchester UK, where I live, in my OpenRemote remote control. There was a article on how to use the iGoogle weather service with OpenRemote, but the iGoogle service has been discontinued and iGoogle itself now … Continue reading

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Room Sensor

My original idea was to have a sensor in each room that recorded: The temperature The light level The sound level Occupancy of the room I could then detect if lights were left on in unoccupied rooms, or if music … Continue reading

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Nokia N82 display

I bought a Nokia N82 display with an Arduino interface board from Andy Brown. I have mainly used it plot real-time wave forms, but not very seriously yet. I might use it as a display for leJOS on RPi. It … Continue reading

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Open Remote

The OpenRemote open source Java project is excellent. It is very easy to use and very reliable. It runs on most platforms including the Raspberry Pi. I have not tried to produce a high quality user interface yet, but have … Continue reading

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RF 434MHz Sniffer

I use my RF 434MHz Sniffer to detect packets of data sent from RF 434MHz devices such as LightWaveRF remote controls or my British Gas RC2 wireless thermostat. I use a 3.5mm audio jack to feed the data into the … Continue reading

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Washing machine sensor

I am thinking about building a washing machine sensor, similar to the one in Ars Technica, but using an Arduino rather than an Electric imp. I will link this to OpenRemote and can then fire a rule when the washing … Continue reading

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