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by back_ache
Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: Product / Device Ideas
Topic: NeoPixel sender for a long cat5
Replies: 0
Views: 2325

NeoPixel sender for a long cat5

I am currently playing with 1 metre NeoPixel / WS2811 strip as part of my home automation project. I am thinking what would be useful would be to control and power the neopixel from the end of a long cat5 but that might not work as the signaling and power are at 5v and the signaling isn't balanced ,...
by back_ache
Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Product / Device Ideas
Topic: Sense and Switch
Replies: 0
Views: 2158

Sense and Switch

Home automation has some issues, a few I was thinking of was * Partner acceptance * the "what happens when it goes wrong" question * what happen when you leave the property To that end I was think of a device based around the two-way switching of a light that you typically have at the top and bottom...
by back_ache
Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Product / Device Ideas
Topic: i2c over cat5 sender/receiver/hub
Replies: 1
Views: 2829

i2c over cat5 sender/receiver/hub

I am about to start on my own (basic) home automation, in my case by having two runs of cat6 to each room. One thing I thought about is putting a temperature sensor in each room running back to a central board (an electricimp in my case) I thought of doing it by simply crimping a cat5 connector to a...
by back_ache
Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:05 am
Forum: Product / Device Ideas
Topic: PoE hacker
Replies: 2
Views: 2168

PoE hacker

I saw a video some time back, I think it was part of facebook open-datacentre where they used PoE to power the lighting. The idea is that it can be installed by anyone, not just a certified electrician. This made something go ping in my hacker brain. How about a version of the 802.3af poe receiver t...