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Home Automation System - New mailbag...
by Marco Lamanna
In the meantime, time passes by and a new mailbag is arrived; it contains new toys for my Home Automation System: a Basic SONOFF and a Raspberry PI 3.
The Basic SONOFF is a simple WiFi switch, as the SONOFF Pow, which we already know, but without the power measurement chip. In simple words, it's a WiFi controlled relay.
The Raspberry PI 3 is the world famous mini PC (see https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-3-model-b):
- Quad Core 1.2GHz Broadcom BCM2837 64bit CPU
- 1GB RAM
- BCM43438 wireless LAN and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) on board
- 40-pin extended GPIO
- 4 USB 2 ports
- 4 Pole stereo output and composite video port
- Full size HDMI
I will use it as an OpenHab v.2 server, with some addons as the MQTT broker...
I already own a Raspberry PI 2, but it's already running OSMC, a very nice Operating System which transforms PC in Media Center.
With the Raspberry PI 3 I received also a good "starter-kit": a 3A power supply , a transparent case and some heatsinks (see https://www.amazon.it/dp/B01DDFFOYK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_dp_T2_UUqGzb73MSE2T)
In the next posts, I will write some words about the Raspberry PI 3 and OpenHab v.2 setup