I’ve been digging into home automation a bit, and wanted to create a system that’ll turn a socket on/off based on temperature conditions, and buttons. I started off on smarthome.com, and the controllers required to program nested ifs are really expensive - I think this beagle board would do the trick.
In short, I want to turn an outlet on in my garage when:
- the temperature inside reaches >= 30 deg celsius, and outside temp is at least 5 deg cooler than current temp
- or, I hit a “Vent” button and it runs for 30 minutes
Is controlling an outlet with BBB possible?
I’ve found these temp sensors:
This push button:
Could I rig these things to work with BBB? If so, the missing piece is the relay to power the outlet on and off. Ideally, there’d be an inline relay that I could use (no outlet, much like http://www.insteon.com/pdf/2475sdb.pdf).
Appreciate your guidance, new world to me. If I can get the hardware squared away, I can certainly figure the rest out (am a programmer).
Thanks for your help.