Wednesday, 23 July 2014

RaspberryPi Webserver: install & configure

The low power consumption of the RaspberryPi means that it wont run up a huge electricity bill if left on all the time.

So its a good candidate for a webserver, either as part of your home automation system, or just for experimentation.

This post describes how I configured a Raspberry Pi using a light-weight web server application.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Pi-Mote + RaspberryPi: checking the range

The RaspberryPi fitted with a Pi-Mote controller is a neat 433MHz remote control solution for switching mains powered equipment.

But to be of any use, the operation range must be sufficient to satisfy the requirements of your application.

So I set about doing a few range tests and have detailed my method and results here.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

The Pi-Mote 433MHz control unit for the RaspberryPi

This controller allows a user to remotely control power sockets via a simple program.

Having just received my kit from Energenie, this post is basically an introduction to using the system, driven by a Gambas program.

I've also included information on the serial data format, which was captured using the method described in an earlier post.