Category: Supported Hardware

Building a battery powered WiFi IoT Sensor with ESP8266, MS-5611 (GY-63), nodemcu and MQTT

Introduction The ESP8266 is a 32 bit micro controller with an integrated WiFi chipset and TCP/IP stack. The flash is connected via SPI. Firmware upgrades can be done via the serial port after booting with GPIO0 pulled to ground (I’m

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MySensors support

We’ve added MySensors support. Visit http://www.mysensors.org for details on how to build your own sensors with arduino and NRF24 RF modules.

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Very bad experience with Linux on VIA APC Rock

We were searching for Raspberry Pi alternatives. The Cortex A9 seems to be a good choice. Besides more speed it is able to run stock Debian Wheezy. (Raspberry Pi needs ARM6 binaries, so you need to run Raspbian). We did find

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RaZberry Pi Z-Wave module arrived

The brand new RaZberry did arrive last week. It works like a charm with ago control. Just make sure to use “/dev/ttyAMA0” as device in the “zwave” config section. Kudos to the folks from Z-Wave.Me for this very nice piece

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Raspberry Pi GPIO support

Thanks to apagg there is a Raspberry Pi GPIO device interface available: http://www.agocontrol.com/trac/browser/agocontrol/agocontrol/devices/raspiGPIO/raspiGPIO.py That makes it very easy and cheap to start with home automation. Just attach relays and binary sensors to the GPIO ports of the Raspberry Pi and configure

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BlinkM RGB LED on Raspberry Pi

ago control now supports BlinkM RGB LED and how to wire and install it on a Raspberry Pi. The BlinkM is controlled via the I2C Bus which is available by default in the Raspberry Pi; you just need to enable it.

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rain8net device support added

We’ve added rain8net device support for the commonly used units from WGL Design: http://www.wgldesigns.com/rain8pc.html More information is provided in the forum thread: http://www.agocontrol.com/forum/general-discussion/rain8net-support-added/

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RaZberry Raspberry Pi Z-Wave add on module

We’ll receive samples of the RaZberry Z-Wave add on for the Raspberry Pi soon. So you can expect them to work flawlessly with ago control. You can find more information regarding the module here: http://razberry.zwave.me

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SNMP integration for APC Rack PDU – Update

The APC plugin now uses SNMP for device control. It can switch the outlets on and off and provide the status of the outlets. At a fresh installation the device names are taken from APC PDU and pushed to ago control

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Remote control APC Switched Rack PDU

ago control now supports the APC Switched Rack PDU and you now can switch on or off power outlets of the PDU. You ever had a problem with an air condition failure and wanted to switch on extra fan units

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