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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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Hey, a nice general intro to Ansible on a Pi, thanks.
Going slightly out of scope, if I set: docker_install_compose: TRUE
implying it also installs docker-compose though, it errors out....
@PeterWright your module should work. The L and N to the board must be connected all the time to the module. The fan is replaced by your light (check the power rating of the board for the light) and switch...
Thank you very much for your helpful response. I think the item you have recommended would fulfill the function that I am looking for perfectly. If the device that I have ordered doesn't do what I want,...
Hi Peter, further to other reply this I believe is an industrial example that would work.
https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/timer-relays/8285161/ and the data sheet
https://docs.rs-online.com/6eb8/0900766b8168f0e3.pdfHi Peter, what is the part number of your off delay relay/timer?
Usually (though there are many varieties) these have elecronic circuits built in that require permenent energisation. They can also...article
The functions of your building (light, shutters, and heating) need to be influenced based on the current weather. Depending on the weather data, various home functions are controlled automatically and weather warnings are being generated.0 comments1 likesarticle
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Setting up Home Assistant on our private cloud server and configuring EnOcean support.0 comments4 likesarticle
Pi 4 packs plenty of punch and is perfect for a private home or office cloud server.18 comments12 likesquestionarticle
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 group0 comments0 likesquestion