SmartSpacing the house

Posted on June 11, 2011

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Today I finalized my shoppinglist to smartspace the house.

somewhere in the next weeks I will start building the parts to smartspace the house.

Basic starting points

  1. Sensing state of doors and windows – Doors and windows are either open or closed. The Smart House report these states to the Application Cluster.
  2. Sensing movement in the hallway – Using an IR sensor, movement will be measured, mainly to see if the cat is still alive after 7 days of absense
  3. Testing contactless light switches – Based on a simple state-machine, a solid state relais and an IR proximity sensor with a reach of 5 cm
  4. Remote controlling light and lighting – Using the XBee modules, the state-machines for light and dimmers the following can be remotely sensed controlled:
    1. Lights on and off – Remotely sensing state and switching them on and off
    2. Light strength – Remotely controlling the light from dimmed to full power
    3. Light color – Using IKEA light strips and spots, coloring of light can be set and changed remotely.
  5. Sensing temperature and light – Using / reading simple resistors sensitive for heat and light

The idea

Using the HotForestGreen framework:
  1. Simple living, controllable entity – The house becomes a simple living entity running on a low power Netbook, that is able to report its state and respond to instructions from any remote control
  2. Remote control – Any mobile device with WiFi and a web browser can be the remote control to read the state and control the lighting

Shoppinglist

Smarts /electronics

Amount, Item: price, total

  • 4 x 12V Female / Power in plug: 0, 0
  • 4 x DC/DC converter 12/24 V to 3.5 V: 7,5 euro, 30 euro
  • 5 x Xbee module: 36 euro, 180 euro
  • 1 x XBee USB/serial breakout: 20 euro, 20 euro
  • 2 x Arduino Duemilanove: 29 euro, 58 euro
  • 4 x Experimentation board electronics soldering: 3 euro, 12 euro
  • 1 x Set 100 Transistors:  13 euro 13 euro
  • 1 x Set 120 diodi: 7,8 euro 7,8 euro
  • 1 x Set 610 resistenze: 7,2 euro 7,2 euro
  • 1 x Set 120 condensatori elletr: 11 euro 11 euro
  • 4 x Male connector strip 2,54 mm: 0,2 euro 0,8 euro
  • 4 x Female connector 10 pin: 1,5 euro 6 euro

Total: 333,80 euro

Sensors

  • 5 x Magnetic contact: 5,9 euro, 29,5 euro
  • 4 x LDR:  0,8 euro, 3,2 euro
  • 6 x Thermistor 10 KOhm: 0,7 euro, 4,2 euro
  • 4 x Seonsore reflessione: 2,5 euro, 10 euro
  • 1 x IR senstor: 15 euro

Total: 61,90

Devices

  • 1 x Dimmer –> lampedino b cons. : 20 euro, 20 euro
  • 1 x Dimmable lampedino basso consumo: 8 euro, 8 euro
  • 3 x Relais Solid state: 17,5 euro, 52,5 euro

Total: 80,50 euro 

  • 1 x Velleman Data logger 4 channels 54 54 euro

Grand total: 530,20 euro

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