The following projects have been completed or are nearing completion and will be released on here soon. Please report back from time to time to see the latest releases.
Garage Door Status Monitor and Remote Controller
A wifi-linked garage door Monitor and controller using an ESP-32 programmable controller module with WiFi, a built-in web server and email client.
- Monitors the status of your garage door from your mobile phone, indicating whether it is open, closed or in the process of opening or closing.
- Sends an email alert to you if the status changes (i.e. someone opens or closes your garage door).
- Allows you to open or close your garage door remotely from your phone (requires an additional compatible remote control unit).
- Emails you if your garage door has been left open for a predetermined period of time.
As you can see in the image above, this project is in the final development stage.
AMSAT Satellite tracking unit
A portable device for tracking AMSAT satellites. Rotates your field-based amateur satellite antennas to automatically track any selected AMSAT satellite as it passes overhead. Tracks Azimuth and Elevation according to prediction data from AMSAT.
This project has completed stage 1 and has been tested in its simplest form using heavy-duty servos. It is now being updated to use stepper motors to make it more robust. The project will include reference details for the light-weight VHF and UHF Antennas I used with this project.
The current version of this project uses an Arduino ATmega2560 module with a DS3231 Precision RTC Clock module, a numeric keypad and a colour LCD.
A clock with temperature and humidity. Displays local time on a conventional analog dial as well as digital format with day, date and month. Include UTC time with UTC offset setting and switchable Daylight Savings time. Colours are customisable in the software.
Uses an Arduino Nano (ATmega328P), a DS3231 Precision RTC Clock module, a DH22 temperature & humidity sensor and a 176 x 220 TFT colour LCD.