If you are looking for a way to create your own custom home automation system a new development board created by GarageLab is sure to be worth a more investigation and has been specifically design to support the Arduino platform.
The Automation Board has been created to provide an easy way to use the Arduino IDE to implement home automation and includes additional features such as relay triggering, WiFi, sensoring, internet connection as well as RS-485 communication.
Watch the video below to learn more about the home automation development board, tat is powered by a Atmel ATmega328P-PU (DIP) and offers a :
• Bootloader: Optiboot (same as Arduino UNO)
• Power Supply: 100 – 240Vac
• Digital Circuit Operating Voltage: 5V
• Digital I/O Pins: 14 (D0~D8 Reserved / D9~D13 Free)
• Analog Input Pins: 6 (A0 and A1 Reserved /A2~A5 Free)
• Dimensions: 130 x 112 x 26mm – 5,1 x 4,4 x 1” (Length x Width x Height)
“The Automation Board is 100% compatible with the Arduino Uno. This way it allows the enjoyment of all the easy programming and libraries that Arduino provides. It’s a strong and versatile board, with multiples resources to develop a fully automation system. The Automation Board dispenses the use of power sources.
Thanks to a power source soldered onto the board itself, it is supplied directly from the electrical grid with voltages between 100 to 240VAC and 50 or 60Hz making it adaptable to any electrical grid around the world.”
The home Automation Board project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to production.
So if you think the Automation Board development is something your Arduino projects could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge from $37 and help the Automation Board go into production. If you are thinking of setting up a home automation system you might be interested in our Home Automation Hubs and Systems Guide.