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Home and Industrial Automation

This is a work in progress, the following images are from the presentation that will be part of a video and will ultimately include all code, schematics etc. as part of the final post. This will be followed with a series of posts for each section / part of this example design in order to present the details of how the parts work in isolation and as a complete system. The hardware involved will grow as the series progresses and will start with:-

HMI Displays in the form of ready built, and home made

Microcontrollers in the form of Arduinos, Raspberry PIs and also a few ready built but not too expensive Home and Industrial grade PLCs

Software including Windows 10 IoT, Raspbian, ImperiHome Smart app for Android and Apple IoS, Node-Red + several free design tools to go with the various HMI's we will look at. There will be many sensors integrated into the design with example code along the way for you to use.

The final solution will include MQTT and partake in the "Internet of Things". We will discuss several aspects of autonomy for various parts of the system and why "I" think some things should not be in the "CLOUD"

All Videos I’ll be posted onto YouTube at this channel: - I hope you come along for the ride and if you have specifics you would like to see included then please leave comments on the channel or below. Thanks

Peter Oakes.








With a background in Industrial Electronics, Solutions Architecture and programming, I now spend my time working on my YouTube channel ( ) where I create educational videos showing how to use various devices including Test and measurement, Home and industrial Automation, Components and other fun things I am sent to review or include in projects. I will also create many projects to showcase the use of these items

19 Mar 2016, 5:33


June 29, 2016 12:59

Like your article so far understand its a work in progress, Though just in the last month. All things internet is coming along like a freight train and as an avid intergrator of home, office and lite industrial automation and wearables the world of home and automation may surpass Industrial automation.

On that we will just have to wait and see and ride the wave with that can put some comparison work crossing the realms of Z-wave alliance, CEDIA inovations, KNX standards and integrations with Lutron, Schneider, AB, Seimens, honeywell and others and IoT into this. It seems this is fast evolving and with the major security implications as being muted nothing worse than you finger print causing a malfunction of the loo and you just want to get in the front door.

John Crookston
JDC Automation & Communication

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