Building and Home AutomationSubscribe
Whilst smart buildings and new technologies are changing the way we work, it’s also apparent that technology is transferring the way we live. Home automation is more prevalent each passing year and is constantly evolving, in fact in today’s world, you don’t have to be home to be home.
Both the way we are using and interacting with technology is unrecognisable today compared to the world our parents inhabited. Our environmental wellbeing can be automated in advance, so when we arrive home we find the heating set to right temperature and rooms sufficiently lit.
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@Boss if they happened to have a stream nearby they could make a hydroelectric generator of some form.
@Phil-S Indeed, that is the case. While I love hacking on fully custom solutions, sometimes it's nice also to be able to take a COTS product that is fully integrated, with a nice compact enclosure and...
I'll guess this is a kitchen with a bain marie where the workers leave and blow the elements. A lot of the cheaper commercial appliances use solid state relays for some reason.
You will need a 240vac coiled relay, a small circuit breaker, a junction box to fit the circuit breaker and relay and some lighting cable rated to the legal requirements of your area.
You will need...
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ZF’s new headquarters – ZF Forum, Friedrichshafen – is using energy harvesting light and shutter switches in the building’s interior. These batteryfree and wireless pushbutton modules are produced directly within the ZF group
Getting disparate Zigbee home automation systems on a common platform and local control.
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