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Raspberry Pi Zero RF Rx/Tx

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:58 pm
by JPrograms
I ordered a set of Etekcity Remote Outlets (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DQ ... JONX6AGUSB), and also ordered a compatible 344 Mhz transmitter/receiver module (https://www.amazon.com/SMAKNĀ®-433Mhz-Tr ... FXKN119SK4). I was just wondering if it is possible to control these modules with a raspberry pi zero, or if I'll have to use a Pi2 or Arduino. I was thinking Pi Zero because it is small, low power consumption and has wifi connectivity. If anyone has done this before could they share the steps they used? I am also trying to figure out what software to use for sniffing the RF remotes for RF signal codes and transmitting those signals.

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero RF Rx/Tx

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:15 pm
by ericcooper
Should be possible; someone in the Amazon reviews posted this: https://timleland.com/wireless-power-outlets/

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero RF Rx/Tx

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:21 pm
by DavidMS
suggest you have a look at

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https://github.com/milaq/rpi-rf
. I have found it much easier to use than some earlier code as this does not need 'wiring' to be installed as a pre-req.

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero RF Rx/Tx

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:39 pm
by underwhelmd
I used the etekcity outlets here-
viewtopic.php?f=37&t=195183
(ended up not combining it with a PIR sensor)

with instructions from here-
https://www.samkear.com/hardware/contro ... spberry-pi
If you read the whole article, you'll see that there is an included web page for turning on/off the outlets...it's basic but works.

it continues to work OK since then. It is controlled by a Pi Zero but I found if that Zero is multi-tasking with other stuff hanging off it that require power, then make sure you are using a "robust" power supply.

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero RF Rx/Tx

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:09 pm
by OutoftheBOTS
I have used the RPi zero and the same transmitter/receiver modules to do exactly that see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmxAxV-mEro