My First Steps with the Raspberry Pi
As you may guess from the title of this post, I'm now one of the fortunate owners of a Raspberry Pi:
My plan is to build a home automation device with at least the following features:
- Temperature logging via 1-wire
- Controlling stuff with 433 MHz switches
- Showing essential infos on a display
- Control directly via buttons on the device and over a web interface
On the software side I will be relying on ArchLinuxArm as the OS and python for the programming language.
In the picture you can see my first hardware experiments:
- Reading Temperature with a 1-wire DS18B20 sensor using the w1-gpio driver from here
- Controlling these 433MHz Sockets using a TX433N Transmitter and the rf-bitbanger driver
- Showing data on a TextStar Serial LCD (thanks to Jeremy's Instructions)
The display is showing the live reading of the Temperature sensor, as well as a second dummy value (the -10.2) for testing formating and the current date and time.
I also have the I²C-Interface prepared for connecting a Realtime Clock Module, but this one didn't arrive yet.
As you can see thanks to the great community a lot of stuff is already running more or less out of the box.
I'll post updates on the software and hardware side of this project here, so stay tuned for more