Agocontrol 2.0 – Switching to MQTT

Thanks to the massive legwork from Jstrom we could get rid of the Apache QPID dependency and use MQTT as transport in Version 2. While QPID did provide rock solid messaging, it has no packages in latest Debian versions. Building

Silent times – no bugs?

I am just wondering after installing some updates on the website, that the last news was posted at 2015 – perhaps we should not just communicate in IRC 😉 Status – working since years. Perhaps ago control is a no-dead-end

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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Release 1.0 pending

We’ve released a 1.0 candidate on our “testing” repository. Please help with testing. If we don’t find any showstoppers, this will become 1.0 in a few weeks.

ImperiHome support

We’re in the process of adding support for the ImperiHome Android app. The basic things are working already. A package is available (agocontrol-imperihome). Stay tuned for more news about the progress.

MySensors support

We’ve added MySensors support. Visit for details on how to build your own sensors with arduino and NRF24 RF modules.

ago control 1300+ commits

It’s time to say thank you to all ago control developers. Now there 1308 commits, super slim core with 5621 lines of code, 40+ devices supported. All core is now written in C++. The Web Admin is working so far and the basic Android App features are

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Massive CORE changes

Hello folks, we’re making big changes to the codebase. If you rely on a stable system, I’d suggest to not update over the next 4 weeks. We’ll push in a lot of improvements at core parts and as well into

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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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Big CORE changes

We did a few major upgrades the last days. The biggest change is the move to the new resolver which was completely rewritten in C++ and a major change in Z-Wave device. Switching the resolver from python to c++ The

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