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Newbie Question Arduino USB support

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:30 am
by Madart70
Hi,

I'm new to DomotiGa and have read alot here and on the official DomotiGa site.
I was wondering if anybody already have used the Arduino through Firmata or other protocol directly connected to the USB (No TCP/Ethernet)
I have played with Arduino for some time and was thinking it would be nice to use the arduino with the DomotiGa system.
The arduino can be used with some additional internal channels to do some logics and work then more or less as PLC-like system.

If anybody can point me in the right direction.

Regards,
Marco

Re: Newbie Question Arduino USB support

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:44 am
by sj3fk3
I would go for the jeelabs arduino compatible jeenodes: Domotiga already has support for them, plus they are cheap and have RF. http://www.domotiga.nl/projects/domotiga/wiki/JeeLabs . While arduino's are nice for prototyping, jeelabs are a better fit for domotica needs (form factor and power-wise) if you ask me.

Re: Newbie Question Arduino USB support

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:04 pm
by Madart70
Hi Greg,

Thanks for the quick response But I have 3 Arduino MEGA and 5 Arduino Duemilanove here.
Hardware interfacing is easy for e as I'm used to be an hardware engineer.
I like hardwiring still above RF as HW can be made fool proof and I hate RF-polution.
In my home I have approx. 600m of CAT5e cable run to almost any place there is.
And beside the JeeNodes the normal Arduino has lots more IO pins.

When nobody ever had the standard Arduino-boards connected to the DomitiGa I might take a look at the JeeNodes but preferred is still the Wired connection.

Re: Newbie Question Arduino USB support

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:10 am
by vossie
I have programmed a very basic interface for arduino.
i use it to catch pulses from my solar panels kwh meter
i have chosen to use arduino cause its easy to programe and not expensive (Arduino Uno)
also i plan on using it for future input/output

i gave the code to RDNZL but as i am not a pro coder i think hey's still busy getting the faults out :roll: :P