PROJECT GOALS

Review current Smart Home Technology

Evaluate gaps and issues

Build a smart home prototype in a demo house

Build an UI application for home monitoring

SKILLS & TECHNOLOGIES

The aim of this project was to create a small house prototype using Raspberry PI and different sensors, where users can access and monitor data from the web-based mobile application. The prototype hardware was installed into the dollhouse, to show real-life scenario on a smaller scale. Different tests on the Raspberry PI and sensors was explored to understand if the current technology was reliable and powerful enough to be used at each users’ house.

Technology & hardware in the project

Raspberry Pi
Sensors
Node Red
Linux
MySQL + Apache2
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Days of Work
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Specialists
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Sensors used
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Automation processes

HARDWARE

Main benefits of Pi3 device.

  • Cheap in costs and energy efficient
  • Small hardware size
  • Different versions of PI available
  • A variety of GPIO I/O
  • Device that can be connected to almost anything

Network protocol

MQTT is an open OASIS and ISO standard lightweight, publish-subscribe network protocol that transports messages between devices.
  • MQTT – Message Queuing Telemetry Transport
  • Mosquitto – open source message broker

ELECTRONICS

A brief insight into design on electronics hardware.

  • T-Cobbler board
  • Breadboard
  • Pi3
  • Sensors

NODE RED

Node-RED is a flow-based development tool for visual programming developed originally by IBM for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services as part of the Internet of Things.

  • An open source software developed by IBM
  • Flow based development tool to wire together hardware devices and APIs (Application programming interface)
  • Access User Interface dashboard from any device

How it looks from the front-end side