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[DPRG] Garage Sensor

Subject: [DPRG] Garage Sensor
From: Tom Brusehaver cozytom at gmail.com
Date: Thu Sep 6 18:39:04 CDT 2012

Thanks everyone, lots of great ideas.

My main goal was being cheap, and I am looking for a project. I wanted to
be sure the arm wasn't over kill, maybe some ti 430 or pic maybe was
already to handle it for $15.

The Insignia is $19 from Sears plus shipping.
On Sep 6, 2012 6:13 PM, "Rick Bickle" <rbickle at intconsys.com> wrote:

> Tom,
> Here is another unit. A mini web server.
> I was looking into using these for some industrial controls a while back.
> http://netmedia.com/siteplayer/webserver/spk1.html
> I think you could just connect your switch inputs directly and see the
> results via. Ethernet.
> Rick
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> Behalf
> Of Tom Brusehaver
> Sent: Saturday, September 01, 2012 10:22 PM
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> Subject: [DPRG] Garage Sensor
> 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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