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[DPRG] Garage Sensor

Subject: [DPRG] Garage Sensor
From: Greg Needel greg at robogreg.com
Date: Sat Sep 1 22:35:55 CDT 2012

Sounds like a nice use of raspberry pi, with a USB wireless stick. If you
can get it on the internet you can always hook it to twitter or another web
service with an api and access that information on your smart phone. Having
the pi tweet the status to a private twitter account seems like an easy way
to accomplish this with very little overhead.


On Sat, Sep 1, 2012 at 10:22 PM, Tom Brusehaver <cozytom at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have a kind of weird idea. A way to know if my garage door is open or
> not.
> I am halfway to work, did I really shut the garage door or not? If I could
> check
> my smartphone, I would know, but how do get the data from the garage to
> my smart phone??
> I want to put a SBC in the garage, something with WiFi, less messing
> around with wires. Have a magnetic reed switch tell if it is closed or not
> wired to one of the GPIO pins on the SBC.
> Once all that is done, I still need a server to act as a gateway to
> the smartphone
> to let it know when it is open or closed.
> This is the idea I have so far, using gmail as my server. The SBC sends an
> smtp message to some tomsgarage at gmail.com or something, then the
> smartphone will subscribe to that mail box. I can have a macro or rule
> setup to delete email older than a day, or when ever a new state is set,
> delete the previous state. A simple open/closed message in the subject
> line will let me know what state things are in. I can check trash to see
> the history of opens and closes.
> My question is, what would be the cheapest SBC with WiFi out there?
> The Insignia infocast might be, at about $30 from ebay, but maybe
> someone has something better?
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