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by OmnIoT
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Bluez blutoothctl scan vs hcitool scan
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Bluez blutoothctl scan vs hcitool scan

Thanks for the reply... both bluetoothctl and hcitool have options to not filter duplicates. I did my testing with that option enabled for both. But, as I mentioned, bluetoothctl (which is using the dbus api) just doesn't report a lot of packets. They do show up in hcitool though. Actually, the miss...
by OmnIoT
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Bluez blutoothctl scan vs hcitool scan
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Bluez blutoothctl scan vs hcitool scan

Hi, I'm running bluez 5.50 on a Raspberry Pi (both Buster and Stretch). I have a ble sensor device that advertises data only when a button on the sensor device is pressed. So advertisements are asynchronous and there are no periodic advertisements in between. I'm having an issue with bluez though wh...
by OmnIoT
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Home temperature monitoring
Replies: 41
Views: 42545

Re: Home temperature monitoring

Sounds like you are well on your way but figure I'll throw this out there anyway... most of what you need could be done really quickly with our platform, the OmnIoT SoftHub. It basically allows you to build the kind of logic you're talking about in literally minutes, and without doing any coding. Ju...
by OmnIoT
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Is it possible to install a keyless entry car key in my arm?
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: Is it possible to install a keyless entry car key in my arm?

Pretty sure I saw this with a Tesla driver in the news sometime in the last month...
by OmnIoT
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Electronics for an indoor plant automation system
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: Electronics for an indoor plant automation system

You might look at this - https://www.digital-loggers.com/iotfaqs.html It'd be a safe option with not much investment (I think I paid about $25 delivered) and can be easily controlled using the Pi's GPIO's. Actually, here's a video showing it controlling a lamp based on the light level reading from a...
by OmnIoT
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Triggering an Alarm with a Raspberry Pi
Replies: 11
Views: 1292

Re: Triggering an Alarm with a Raspberry Pi

>>> But I think this Sonoff could be quite useful for my project don't you think?

Sonoff looks like the way to go as long as there's a way to interface to it via the Pi. The one upside to using the switch I suggested would be that it's very easy to turn on/off the Pi's GPIOs...
by OmnIoT
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Triggering an Alarm with a Raspberry Pi
Replies: 11
Views: 1292

Re: Triggering an Alarm with a Raspberry Pi

These are handy for inexpensively controlling powered devices via the PIi's GPIOs...

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by OmnIoT
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: powered attic fan humidistat/thermostat control
Replies: 6
Views: 1969

Re: powered attic fan humidistat/thermostat control

Hi Bogartz, If you can give me an idea of what your ideal scenario is I'd be happy to put together a quick config file for one of the supported sensors that you could then have a look at in the config utility (part of the install package you can download on the www.omniot.com website). While it obvi...
by OmnIoT
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: powered attic fan humidistat/thermostat control
Replies: 6
Views: 1969

Re: powered attic fan humidistat/thermostat control

Check out this video . It's a similar situation to what you describe. It's trivial to threshold on temperature vs light (as in the example). And as illustrated you'd be able to remotely monitor the temperature and control the fan manually if desired by using any of the many free cloud based MQTT das...
by OmnIoT
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: RP based IoT Hub... opinions, suggestions?
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Re: RP based IoT Hub... opinions, suggestions?

Sorry to hear that. The alternative was to enable a webserver on the device and have the config utility run in a browser. The downside to that approach, in addition to just cpu overhead (the SoftHub itself runs really comfortably on even the Pi Zero), was security. As it is now, you can literally pu...
by OmnIoT
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: RP based IoT Hub... opinions, suggestions?
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Re: RP based IoT Hub... opinions, suggestions?

Just checking back... hippy, did you get a chance to try it? Anyone else? There seems to have been a fair number of downloads of the install package originating from these posts so any feedback would be appreciated. We're trying to find more sensors to support though it's still difficult. There seem...
by OmnIoT
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: RP based IoT Hub... opinions, suggestions?
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Re: RP based IoT Hub... opinions, suggestions?

Ah, yes, okay. I'm always torn between spending more time in video's going into detail vs risking losing people's interest. In this video I sacrificed clarity for speed somewhat. You can download the actual file from the youtube description links so you can open it in the Configuration Utility at le...
by OmnIoT
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: RP based IoT Hub... opinions, suggestions?
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Re: RP based IoT Hub... opinions, suggestions?

Hey, Thanks for checking it out and for the comments! Regarding the part 1 video, I'm glad you point that out. I hadn't noticed it but it was a live demo so no trickery involved at all. But... I'm guessing that what you're referring to is a result of there being two points of latency. The DA 14535 s...
by OmnIoT
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: RP based IoT Hub... opinions, suggestions?
Replies: 7
Views: 900

RP based IoT Hub... opinions, suggestions?

Hi, I originally posted about this last year in a different (and probably incorrect) subforum. Basically we have an IoT Hub/Gateway platform that takes a very different approach from others out there. The full install package can be downloaded from our website and is free for non-commercial (i.e. re...
by OmnIoT
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: non programmer needs to build an all inclusive pool controller
Replies: 15
Views: 1321

Re: non programmer needs to build an all inclusive pool controller

I can't really remember which one it was but below is a list of dashboard providers I tested with using the SoftHub. I'm assuming node-red uses MQTT so might be compatible with the same list? Anyway, I can't remember which ones allow it (background jpg's) but I'm sure that at least a couple did. Mos...
by OmnIoT
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: non programmer needs to build an all inclusive pool controller
Replies: 15
Views: 1321

Re: non programmer needs to build an all inclusive pool controller

It sounds like you have a lot going on there. I'm not super familiar with Node Red but you might also take a look HERE at the OmnIoT SoftHub. It allows you to do a lot of the stuff you seem to want to do, again with no programming. You can send and receive MQTT messages to/from any third party cloud...
by OmnIoT
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi based IoT hub platform (update)
Replies: 4
Views: 1797

Re: Raspberry Pi based IoT hub platform (update)

Just a note that we've added full MQTT support recently (it's still in beta actually). In a nutshell, you can now send data to most any third party cloud based solution that provides an MQTT interface (we've tested a dozen or so so far). And again, you can do this pretty quickly without doing any ac...
by OmnIoT
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi based IoT hub platform (update)
Replies: 4
Views: 1797

Re: New Raspberry Pi based IoT hub platform released

Another update, lot's of new features and new sensor support (TI, Nordic, Garmin, Polar, Dialog Semiconductor, NXP, Sensirion, Phoenix Sensors, and Vernier). We've also just added an initial cut of MQTT support. We'll be improving on this initial version in the coming months (the current rc has been...
by OmnIoT
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi based IoT hub platform (update)
Replies: 4
Views: 1797

Re: Raspberry Pi based IoT hub platform, looking for beta testers

Just to follow up... we've now opened this up to anyone and the complete installation and documentation package can be downloaded from the support page of our website ( https://www.omniot.com ). We've also just uploaded two "Developers Crash Course" videos to give you an idea of what the platform ca...
by OmnIoT
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi based IoT hub platform (update)
Replies: 4
Views: 1797

Raspberry Pi based IoT hub platform (update)

We've developed an IoT platform that runs on Raspberry Pi's that has just been released in beta ( https://www.omniot.com ). In short the platform lets you quickly build out many typical IoT edge applications with no programming required. It has an object based rule engine so you can just pick your s...

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