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Matter protocol with Arduino Mega/Giga

I would like to try matter protocol with Arduino mega or Arduino giga. But I don't find any sample or library. I have only found libraries compatibles with ESP32. Do you know how I can work with ...
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Keyestudio KS5009 ESP32WROOM32 Smart Home

I'm encountering persistent errors with the sample code provided for my smart home kit project. Despite conducting extensive research and troubleshooting efforts, I haven't been able to find a ...
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How can I access ESP32-CAM from outside local network other than port forwarding?

I have a ESP32-CAM AIThinker which I have programmed using Arduino IDE to stream video. I have another board ESP8266-12e that I am using on a MQTT system that turns on and off the ESP32 as well as ...
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esp based smart light system over alexa malfunctioning

i made a home automation system using esp 32 and 8 channel relay but within 2 or 3 months my relay automatically turns off after sending the signal to it through esp32 but if i connect directly ...
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LEDs controlled by PHONE on ESP32

I am having doubts with a project I'm making. My project involves a sets of LEDs stripes, among which some are controlled from a smartphone, and some automated. The LED strips are connected to an ...
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How to perform multitask using arduino such as update data as well as check condition?

Here data is updated after every 2 seconds. But when the condition is true then the valve and motor process starts and data is updated only after completion of that part (i.e., data is updated after ...
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Can the Arduino-HomeKit-ESP8266 library be used with the WiFi101 library?

I am currently trying to create a project to setup a HomeKit remote control to control my smart home devices with the Arduino-HomeKit-ESP8266 library. I am currently using a Arduino-based TinyCircuit ...
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I am trying to automate my sun shade on my back porch with a Nema17 Stepper motor

I am very new to Arduino (and fritzing so please excuse my poor layout). I am trying to automate my patio sun shade, eventually it will incorporate a photocell but I wanted a proof of concept first ...
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2 way switch with Arduino?

Hey I'm working on a home automation system where I can replace one of my 2 way switches to an Arduino Or node MCU controlled one but I want to avoid normal relays because as of what I know they can ...
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Can I add my Wi-Fi credentials to ESP module remotely?

I am working on Home automation project and I am stuck somewhere on connecting my smart switch board to internet through my home WIFI. Actually I want to connect my ESP module with my home Wi-Fi ...
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Endurance of Arduino UNO during 24/7 operations and mild power fluctuations

I am designing an automation system for my research project and planning on using Arduino Uno to do the same. The program is to execute simple instructions based on few input parameters and does not ...
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HC-05 bluetooth module short range

I have started learning about arduino and just bought a bluetooth module, HC-05. From where i bought, it says it has range of approx.10 meters. I made hc-05 connection with arduino in below described ...
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How to use Multipile millis()

I've a exhaust fan that runs when the humidity is high. When the exhaust fan is on it should work for 3 minutes and should wait another 5 minutes to on. I am a beginner to this struggling for almost 2 ...
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How to rotate servo every 12 hours using RTC module?

I am trying to make a auto fish feeder to feed my fish every 6hours. I want to implement RTC module to my code. So far I've been using only an arduino and a servo using this as a code: #include <...
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Most Efficient & Cost Effective Home Automation Setup

I managed to build a system using Wemos D1 R1 connected to my website to retrieve data to power on or off a 5V relay. Now I would like to expand the project to control all my house outlet. Assuming I ...
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Relay with NodeMCU is not working

I'm using a Relay Channel and NodeMCU(8266-WIFI). When i trigger the connection, LED Turns ON in Node MCU But the Relay connection is not working. I'm not sure what is the issue, Please help to fix it....
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What are the best GPIO pins to use for my project?

I'm working on a home automation project to control my Sommer Base+ garage door opener through Home Assistant. The project consists of a WeMos D1 Mini with two reed switches (to detect door open/...
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Which Protocol to use to control WiFi (esp 32) enabled Led Light

I am developing a Wifi based Led light (for learning purpose). I have little knowledge about web server, clients, Web protocols. I will be using ESP32 as Controller cum WiFi module. There are two ...
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using multiple hc-05 with one arduino mega [closed]

please anyone help me build my project, i want to connect multiple smart phones to arduino mega using blutooth module hc-05 , I am working on real life home automation project and i don't have idea ...
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GSM module not working after power off

I am making a project on gsm module(sim 900a unofficial shield), when I will send a SMS led will turn ON. after uploading code, module works fine, and led turned ON after sending message. But when I ...
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Relay board not working with nodemcu

This is the relay board I am using nodemcu to make a home automation project which is controlled by google assistant. This is the code i am using is this one #include <ESP8266WiFi.h> #include "...
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Sound sensor dont work in whole project

When I put this code only on arduino, sound sensor works: int soundSensor=A1; int LED=5; boolean LEDStatus=false; void setup() { Serial.begin(9600); pinMode(soundSensor,INPUT); pinMode(LED,...
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error cannot convert string TO uint_8t

this is the code i am working on for controlling leds #include <WiFi.h> // esp32 library #include <IOXhop_FirebaseESP32.h> ...
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(Advice) Home Automation Project (Domotic mobile home) [closed]

I have a project that I hope to accomplish in the near future. I want to transform a mobile home into automation mobile home. The elements that make up my project are the following: My idea is to ...
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Using Arduino Motor Shield

I'm looking to create a blind controller and have set up the hardware and software as I think it should be. I had the software working fine using an IC motor driver, but as I am no great at soldering,...
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Fan regulator control from Arduino

I'm trying to control my ~230 V fan from the Arduino. Can anyone say the best possible ways to design a fan regulator that can be controlled by the Arduino using a low cost design.
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RFID Door Lock Coding Errors [closed]

I am trying to recreate an RFID door lock that I saw on the Arduino project hub but have ran into several issues. I had to manipulate the code slightly to make sure it was including the correct ...
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Ethernet nodemcu

I have a question that might be a #noob question but I am wondering if there is a board similar to the nodemcu in size that runs arduino code but instead can use ethernet to connect to the network ...
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void loop is only run once why?it can recive only off signal? [duplicate]

int L1=12; void setup() { Serial.begin(9600); pinMode(L1,OUTPUT); } void loop() { char receive=Serial.read(); if(Serial.available()>0){ receive = Serial.read(); } { if(receive =='...
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MQTT over serial

I'm planning to build a 32 relay IOT node next to my Raspberry Pi. The relays will be controlled by an Arduino Mega 2560. The Pi will run Home Assistant and Mosquitto so I would prefer to communicate ...
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Error when moving stepper motor - Alexa curtain opener

I've hit a wall with my code and keep getting a Panic error like this: Panic /Users/lewisaburrow/Library/Arduino15/packages/esp8266/hardware/esp8266/2.3.0/cores/esp8266/core_esp8266_main.cpp:98 ...
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How to protect link/url form ESP-12E for controlling LED

I am using ESP8266 ESP-12E NodeMCU for controlling LEDs and Relay. When ESP-12e power on it connect into my home wifi network and it gives IP address such as 192.168.0.104, and by that I can control ...
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How do I turn lights on & off manually along with home automation? [closed]

Need some help regarding HomeAutomation I was doing my room automate via Arduino with the help of relay , but a little problem I am facing,that when I switched on the light via relay then I cannot ...
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Unclear GET request mixed values

In my Uno code, I access to a page in my server and retrieve that value and make decision upon that value. I get this kind of response, Connected to server on on off off on off [WiFiEsp] TIMEOUT: ...
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ESP8266: Client Server Based Home Automation System

I am working on a home automation project in which I am trying to use Star Topology, where one esp8266 acts as a server and can be accessed from web browser to receive commands from the user, while ...
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Make arduino board controler for watering system with power bank

I am trying to build an off-grid automatic watering system, and I was thinking of many options and the most reliable one that I found is to use a power bank which is charged by a solar panel. So, I ...
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Arduino and big servo

My dad told me, if i can mount some servo (to control 4 way ventil of heating) to his arduino-controlled home. But there is a problem... The servo does not have a normal 3 cables but 6 and I have no ...
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home automation - What's a compact way to control a light switch with Arduino without interacting with high voltage?

To be clear, this question is not about physically wiring into the light switch to control the lights - simply pressing on the switch from the outside. I apologize in advance if my electrical ...
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Controlling amplifier using remote control jack

Many older amplifiers support wired remote control through connector jacks or ports. My 10-year old Marantz also supports this function, using a simple RCA connector. Originally these were used with ...
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What is the worst time case for Arduino Mega?

I'm going to implement home automation using an Arduino Mega with 8*6=48 channels relay in my new home. I have prepared an Android app for an HC-05 Bluetooth controller. How much time can I keep ...
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Can I connect to a DALI network as a master node using an Arduino?

I have googled a lot, and mostly every website you can link me I have already explored, some are outdated and don't work, others aren't clear in their documentation, and use equipment too expensive to ...
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code for automatic door

I want it running as a normal automatic door so both sensors work as a separate activate. The only problem I've seen is that the servo remains active waiting for another high read and you can hear the ...
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Powering a 12v lock with batteries, via WiFi, and with low energy consumption

I'm a complete newbie in anything related to electronics, software or hardware; yet with a couple of friends we're going ahead with an interesting project related to automation through wireless ...
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Water measuring

After recent flooding of my apartment (pipe burst) I got an idea of automatic water flow watch. I would like to measure or just watch if water flows on main water intake. Arduino will know at what ...
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How to check if all pins are connected on my board to make sure Arduino sends the correct pattern number on my tool

What to add on this code to check my pins state during run? And how can i trigger error using Visual basic when 1 of my pin is disconnected? String input = ""; void setup(){ Serial.begin(9600); // ...
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Hardware network-infrastructure for a fully-arduino-based home-automation project

As already mentioned in another question, I'm spending LOT of time planning the home-automation system for my new house (currently still in the "still building" phase). Even if started only as a "...
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Machine installed with arduino suddenly turns on when usb is unplugged

Why is my machine suddenly turns ON when I unplugged the USB on my computer? Does it have connection on the auto reset feature of my arduino board? String input = ""; void setup(){ Serial.begin(...
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What isthe best programming language for embedded systems? [closed]

I would start to learn the best programming language for embedded systems to control devices. What I have heard about that is Assembly Language. I want to know if there is any better languages to code ...
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Link to an project for remotely turning off light switch?

I want to build a contraption using an arduino that allows me to turn off my light from across the room. I plan to use a solenoid to move the lights switch up and down. I'm sure I'll have some ...
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Communication between two Bluetooth modules of two Arduinos

I am designing a home automation project. I want to control different home appliances through GSM. I am designing it in such a way that each apparatus is connected to an Arduino and bluetooth module. ...
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