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SMOG = Raspberry Pi B z SDS011

[UPDATED 03-02-2018] SMOG sensor – 2,5 and 10 micro meter particles

[Last changes]: 07-11-2017: Additional data from richer stations, Open-Smog Integration 20-12-2017: USB power control on Raspberry Pi 3, thanks to reader 02-03-2018: New API from GIOŚ Poland SMOG is common nowadays in big cities. Let’s put together a working, precise own SMOG sensor, first for the 2,5 and 10 μm size particles. There is one issue – the choices are many, but only few are reliable, precise and have affordable price. Finally – after a log searching, I’ve chosen Nova Fitness SDS011: precision is OK fan…

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CCS811 & BME680 with Raspberry Pi 0 W

Measuring air quality using Bosch BME680 and AMS CCS811 – IAQ, TVOC, eCO2

Measurement of basic environmental data in our apartment – temperature and humidity is one of the most popular applications of commonly available sensors for Raspberry Pi (RPi), Orange Pi (OPi) and ESP8266. Then we added ability to measure the SMOG otuside and inside and today we will deal with two new and very interesting air quality sensors. CAUTION: Don’t forget the basics of safety – we will be dealing with hazardous substances – they might be not only poisonous but also flammable! The Bosh BME680 sensor This…

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monit - interfejs web

Domoticz part 8 – Stable instance of Domoticz, 24/7/365 mode – high availability at home

As a result, a both fresh and advanced user finds himself in a situation where the system – ceases to work at all, or requires frequent restarts, or worse causes quick degradation of the main storage device – which is often (micro) SD card. Is there a simple and effective solution to increase Domoticz’s availability on Raspberry Pi / Orange Pi? Sure there is! But first – before you begin – make a copy of your (micro)SD working used in domoticz instance on your Raspberry…

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Z-Wave - kontrolery Aeon

Domoticz part. 7: Heating your house with Z-Wave

We do know how to install domoticz. But how easy is to control heating in your house/flat? After full season of testing radiator control – I can recommend a very interesting and useful heating control system that you can setup in your home or apartment. All just by means of adding radiator thermostats with Z-Wave radio. What will you need? Software Up to date Domoticz installed on PC Hardware Raspberry Pi, Orange Pi or other – with Linux operating system One free USB 2.0 or…

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PLNOG 18 Warszawa - Domoticz i DIY

PLNOG 18 i 19

PLNOG is a conference held in Warsaw and Krakow twice a year. This is the place where IT and telco people meet. Last time I spoke about some of my experiences in building small devices, listen if want to (Polish only): During next PLNOG 19 I’m going to talk about SMOG sensor: Big Thank You to all who were present – hope you liked it! Presentation: SMOG w Grafanie (PLONOG 19 w Krakowie) from Lukasz C. Jokiel

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Soldered red and blue

Power supply for Raspberry Pi, Orange Pi, ESP8266 – XBOX 360 PSU modification

Proper supply of power is a very important part of our SBC (Small Board Computers) projects. Power supplies with too low current efficiency, instability and lack of filtration – often lead to accidental resets, lack of sensor readings or simply unstable behavior of SBCs. One of the solution is to modify the power supply from Microsoft console – XBOX 360. WARNING: We will work with high currents and high voltage, which requires basic knowledge of electrical engineering. The author is not responsible for accidents and…

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FLARM w szybowcu (zdjęcie: Sebastian Lampart)

Tracking gliders, airplanes, helicopters and baloons, part 3 – FLARM

We already know how to track airplanes using DVB-T USB dongle and Orange Pi or Raspberry Pi. Let’s move on to a new system that allows tracking of light aircrafts: gliders helicopters baloons smaller airplanes FLARM – is a collision avoidance system for light aircrafts, popularized and approved by EASA, gaining traction, used mainly on gliders in Poland and Europe. We’re not going to use it to avoid collision – but to receive position and track light aircrafts – so we can share them on the…

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Domoticz, InfluxDB, Grafana

Domoticz part 5: Grafana, InfluxDB, Telegraf – beautiful and easy graphs

Grafana is the answer to the nagging question we’be been asking ourselves over the years – how to quickly and nicely present our data gathered from devices. InfluxDB on the other hand is the database that is as easy and simple to use, thus making it an ideal candidate for this job. Let me show you how to quickly and easily put our data from domoticz and other devices to InfluxDB and then using Grafana – display in much more useful way than default domoticz…

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Raspberry Pi B+ with Neoway GSM M590 module

Raspberry Pi and GSM network- sending SMS, connecting to the Internet (IoT)

This time I’m going to connect to our Raspberry Pi a GSM module. Why? Internet of Things, in short IoT, as it was noted at Krakow’s PLNOG17  by Marcin Aronowski involves and depends on the network which should be easily accessible, and the very essence of IoT is the energy efficiency. Perhaps, he said, 3G will go away but 2G but will still remain. And we do not huge pipes – just enough bandwidth. 2G connection is still the cheapest in the implementation (also due…

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Rain/Snow/Water detection system

Domoticz part 6: Water/Rain/Snow/ sensor FC-37 using ESPEasy (digital)

We return today to the simple and quick solutions! The weather station or irrigation/sprinkler system – can’t operate without proper detection of rain, water or even snow. Let’s use the FC-37 sensor (also know as YL-38 or MH-RD, or just similar to the picture) What will you need? rain sensor type FC-37/MH-RD (rain drop/snow sensor) – must come with D0 pin, price around $0.50 to $1.50 ESPEasy working on ESP8266 from the previous entries Installation and configuration The sensor must be connected to the power supply + 3.3V (3V)…

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