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by mofosyne
Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: SuperHouseTV Home Automation
Topic: Override Switch?
Replies: 1
Views: 3006

Override Switch?

A question to those who have already built some form of home automation. Have you guys ever thought about how to deal with electronic buttons breaking down? Do you still install physical switches which bypasses the relays? Some thoughts I had, is that all lights should have two switches. One for use...
by mofosyne
Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:59 am
Forum: SuperHouseTV Home Automation
Topic: Using shift registers in the switchboard, instead of arduino
Replies: 2
Views: 4929

Re: Using shift registers in the switchboard, instead of ard

I though about automatically reporting the size of the daisy chained relays by passing bits though one end and seeing how long it takes to come out the other. The problem is, how do you clear the registers without adding another control wire? I couldn't think of a way, so I ditched the idea. You wil...
by mofosyne
Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:18 am
Forum: SuperHouseTV Home Automation
Topic: Using shift registers in the switchboard, instead of arduino
Replies: 2
Views: 4929

Using shift registers in the switchboard, instead of arduino

In Ep2 of SuperHouseTV, I noticed that you placed the Arduino inside the switchboard. This approach is all well and good. However wouldn't it be a little better to keep the switchboard control logic separate from the 'arduino communication' logic? What I mean is that instead of arduino in the switch...