|A0, A1, A4, A5, A7||Available ARDUINO analog GPIO / DIGITAL GPIO|
|A6||Connected to Battery voltage sensor (via divider)|
|A3||Connected to ATSHA204A|
|D3||Connected to Hardware debouncer. Triggers Interrupt
if any of the Switch Connectors change state
|D4, D5, D6, D7||Connected to Switch Connectors JST type|
|D8||Connected to CS FLASH chip (OTA) M25P40|
Arduino IDE Settings
switchNode.ino is the Arduino example sketch using MySensors API.
Burn the switchNode.ino sketch into it an it will became one of the MySensors home automation network Node. To create the network you need controller and at least two Nodes one as a Sensor, relay or switch Node and the other one as “Gateway Serial”. I personally love Domoticz as conroller. Please check this HowTo to install Domoticz.
However, for no-controller setup, as example, you can use 3 nodes - first node as “Gateway Serial”, second node as relay and last one as switch for that relay. No controller needed then, keep the switch and the relay on the same address and the switch will operate the relay.
Things worth mentioning about the MySensors Arduino sketch:
#define MY_RFM69_FREQUENCY RF69_433MHZ
|Define which radio we use – here is RFM 69
with frequency 433 MHZ and it is HW
type – one of the most powerful RFM 69 radios.
If your radio is RFM69CW - comment out line
with // #define MY_IS_RFM69HW
|#define MY_NODE_ID 0xE0||Define Node address (0xE0 here). I prefer to use static addresses
and in Hexadecimal since it is easier to identify the node
address in Domoticz devices list after it
will be discovered by controller ( Domoticz).
However, you can use AUTO instead of the hardcoded number
(like 0xE0) though. Domoticz will automatically assign node ID then.
#define MY_OTA_FLASH_JDECID 0x2020
|Define OTA feature. OTA stands for “Over The Air firmware updates”.
If your node does not utilize Sleep mode you can send new “firmware”
(compiled sketch binary) by air. Here is the link on how to do it.
For OTA we use JDEC Flash chip where the node stores
new firmware and once it received and controlsum (CRC) is correct
it reboots and flashes your new code into the node
controller. So we define it is "erase type" as 0x2020 here.
|Define if you like to use Crypto Authentication to secure your nodes
from intruders or interference. After that, you have to “personalize”
all the nodes, which have those, defines enabled.
How to “personalize” nodes with encryption key.
You need both defines in the nodes you need to protect.
The Gateway Serial could be with only one of those
defines enabled - #define MY_SIGNING_ATSHA204
|sleep(BUTTONS_INTERUPT_PIN - 2, RISING, 0);||Sends the Switch Controller into the sleep mode untill
somebody press or release any of the 4 buttons.
Connect the Node to FTDI USB adaptor, select Pro Mini 8MHz board in Arduino IDE and upload the switchNode.ino sketch.
The board is created by Koresh
P.S. Always mind! if your Arduino code fails you need some backup plan. Put some candles and matches in your bathroom )))))... hope you understand. Start your automation wisely. Like auotomate your doghouse first. Then checkenshed and so on!!!