Monthly Archives: December 2012

Raspberry Pi with JeeLink

I have tried the Raspberry Pi with Jeelink based on the instructions at Jeelabs. As I was using the JeeLink and not a serial connection to a Jeenode, I installed screen and did: screen /dev/ttyUSB0 57600 and the output from … Continue reading

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Keith revisited

I have got my Roomba robot, which my granddaughter named Keith, back working again. I had removed the Arduino from it and had to work out again which wire went to which of the Roomba DIN plug pins. I now … Continue reading

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Jeenode room sensor

I now have a Jeenode version of the room sensor deployed in my living room: It was a little tricky to solder, but it seems to be working fine. It transmits light level, temperature, humidity, motion and a battery low … Continue reading

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LightWaveRF library

I have turned my LightwaveRF code into an Arduino library and will be putting it on GitHub. I have bought a Room Board from Jeelabs and will be replacing my large and energy-inefficient current room sensor with that. I have … Continue reading

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Code to read LightWaveRF message

The following Arduino sketch seems to reliably read 10 byte values from LightWaveRF remote control. It is a bit less reliable reading magnetic switch open and closes for some reason. (The messages from the switches are also 10 bytes – … Continue reading

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Psychotropic house

My aim is to make my house psychotropic as in the story The thousand dreams of Stellavista in the short story collection Vermilion Sands by JG Ballard. Unfortunately plastex has not been invented yet and programmable matter has not reached … Continue reading

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Using the LightWaveRF magnetic switches

I am making progress on an Arduino sketch to read LightWaveRF messages. I just need to make it a bit more reliable. It looks as if the messages from the remote controls are 10 bytes, but the ones from the … Continue reading

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