MySensors, OpenHAB, RaspberryPi, MQTT & Google Home

Smart Home Our Smart Home primarily consists of scratch built, MySensors components and Google Home voice control. “MySensors is an open source hardware and software community focusing on do-it-yourself home automation and Internet of Things” I started off using a single Z-Wave binary component and USB stick, but realised it would be expensive to scale and still not do everything I wanted. MySensors components are build using cheap Arduino computers and standard electronic components. Time & effort is all that is required to piece things together. @Brendanl on MySensors Forum…

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MQTT Gateway

I choose an MQTT gateway over an Ethernet one so it could be connected to the network anywhere in the house and not be tethered to a specific device. Built using instructions at MySensors. Parts include: Arduino Nano NRF24L01+PA+LNA wireless module W5100 LAN Ethernet Shield When I originally wanted to add MY_SIGNING_SOFT, there wasn’t enough memory available on the Nano for that and the MQTT code. Answer: trick the Nano into thinking it’s an Uno and it frees up more memory. My experiences and more information available in the MySensors…

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