[clug] HA update, smart light switch

Andrew Janke a.janke at gmail.com
Fri Apr 24 22:18:02 UTC 2020

First question..

If you were to do it again now, what would you do different? Has the world
taken up what you did and made it a standard?

Should have they? :)



On Fri, 24 Apr 2020, 21:03 Chris Smart via linux, <linux at lists.samba.org>

> Four years ago I presented at CLUG on my custom home automation system.
> It's taken a long time, but in case anyone's keen to see, I have finally
> made some progress towards a prototype of my smart light switch. It uses an
> ESP with a custom PCB that my brother Tim made, has momentary push button
> switches as inputs to GPIO and has a PIR sensor, etc. The ESP has a bunch
> of MOSFETs which lets the ESP control the relay, which turns on the
> respective 240V circuit.
> No blog post yet but you can see it on twitter[1] with a couple of videos
> of it installed in the bathroom. I also have an old blog post series[2]
> similar to what I talked about at CLUG, if you're interested in the
> backstory.
> [1] https://twitter.com/distroguy/status/1253515674149810177
> [2]
> https://blog.christophersmart.com/2016/10/22/my-custom-open-source-home-automation-project-part-1/
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