Posts for #Particle

  • Introducing the Sensor Hub

    I am excited to introduce our Sensor Hub. Over the past seven months, we have been working on the Sensor Hub to provide an easy way to integrate sensors into your Home Automation. Today, if you want a sensor in your home, you have two options: a dedicated propriety sensor or a DIY sensor. For the DIY option, there are tons of cheap wired sensors, but they require knowledge of circuitry and programming to use at home. The Sensor Hub bridges the DIY gap and allows you to integrate wired sensors by just plugging them in. A single hub can support six sensors and three relays at the same time.

    Sensor Hub
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  • Open Dimmer

    Over the past couple years, I've been working with a lot of different home automation solutions. There are plenty of great options out there; however, options for Hackers and Makers are limited. I want to change this. We need new open, customizable hardware. We have started a project to develop a solution. We're beginning with one of the most challenging components, the dimmer. The initial project is called Open Dimmer. We currently have the first prototype PCBs being fabricated.

    Open Dimmer PCB

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  • WiFi Adapter for an Insteon PLM

    With the release of Insteon's newest Hub, Insteon removed the Hub's PLM interface. We've created an Open Source WiFi adapter to overcome this issue. The adapter provides secure access over WiFi to an Insteon PLM.

    The adapter is a quick demo of what an Insteon compatible Open Source Hub could do. We are currently working on an Open Source Hub with native support for the Insteon RF.

    WiFi Adapter

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