Normally you can only power 2 relays with a single Raspberry Pi, but I documented a way you can use a powered usb hub and modified usb cables to power up to 8 relays with one Raspberry Pi. It was very ugly and not user friendly, well that’s all about to change . . .
. . . and before I show you this I’ll let you know at the beginning of the year Garmin was looking for a Android programmer, so I sent them my Resume and a link to my blog (showed them EVERYTHING) and told them not to contact me before they looked at my blog.
Didn’t even get an interview.
Draw your own conclusions.
I was busy watching your stock price.
I didn’t give you a pass so I can’t give Walmart one either.
You’re WAAAAAAAAAAAAY late to the game dude!
“Use service like Task Rabbit and need to let someone in your house, but don’t want to hide a key for them? Use this app and let them in when they get to the house.”
You got to get on this, get some advertising out, make a YouTube video, tell people to search for IOT or Garage Door Opener, or Home Automation, or Raspberry Pi, or IoT OtG (oops).
And watch out for firmware updates, that is sooooooo going to be the thing that bites you in the butt.
Thank you India and Italy! and of course China . . .
I use this, it works on Android or iPhone 4 on up. I have it installed on a Gen 2 iPad. It has motion set up by default, it will e-mail you when it detects motion and saves the clip to the cloud so you can view for free. There is a time limit for the cloud video, then you have to pay. You can download clip for free if you want. If you have a flash on the device you can even remotely turn on the flash like a flashlight.
China . . . my goodness, I just can’t believe it, thank you.
Germany, I won’t forget, you kicked it off with quite a bang, almost a year ago now.
Thank you Belgium!
Come on guys! we are setting a standard here! Don’t make China do all the work!
Thank you U.S.A.!
China, still doing awesome! more downloads in one day than I used to get in a month!
Today while I was sitting next to someone in traffic yelling at their steering wheel it hit me. You know how car makers are wasting their time incorporating Alexa into their cars. Most cars now have blue tooth (Not mine, LONG LIVE THE ALPINE! i think it’s a 2002 model) But with IoT OtG, your cars blue tooth, and your phone, just use your blue tooth to send a text! “Text lrd vdr turn off bathroom light.” Done. “Text Alfred, Hey, I am stuck in traffic, go ahead and order some Pizza.”
So while we were in Seattle, we thought we would see how far North West we could go.
Well there are two paths to the cape, an upper.
. . . and a lower.
Most of the time you don’t have ANY signal while you are out there except for GPS.
But while we were walking to the lower path to the cape my watch started “tapping” me.
“Whoa! home temperature updates! I must have a signal.”
I look at the phone and it says Tesco where AT&T usually is, Canada maybe?
doesn’t matter, an excellent time to try and open the garage door!
“Hey, Siri” – No data connectivity.
No D A T A connectivity, but texting functionality YES!
So I pull out the phone.
IoT OtG BABY!
Can’t do that with any cloud device, you need DATA connectivity for that!
China, you are amazing, thank you for keeping it going! (Still crazy numbers, but I’m watching stock prices at the moment, not sure when I want to release your next count, keep it going though! it’s great!)
I see you too, there Germany – 71
Took a little Vacay.
To see what the competition is up to.
So while I was in Seattle I thought I would stop by Fry’s Electronics and get me a Raspberry Pi for a souvenir.
But no luck, THEY WERE WIPED OUT!
Plenty of Echo’s and Dot’s to be had.
This ain’t no just fill in your name app either! This is a ecosystem!
This is going to be a good holiday!
Thank you Australia too! I saw you in there.
Check out the Map, quick before it changes!
. . . sorry, Dude (Maybe you should drink while you work so you don’t write so well)
In commemoration of 1000 downloads (which REALLY calms the nerves and helps me draw) I made a lamp icon (FINALLY!) and will update the app in the app store soon.
In commemoration of 500 China downloads I made a Chinese Lantern icon and will update the app in the app store soon.
Oh my goodness, THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!
I was supposed to stay off the internet today, so I went to check my download count . . . .
Oh my goodness, I saw the count, and thought some how I was doing a multiple month download range, then I had to look at the graph margin, last week the top bar was 2 downloads, this week it was in the hundreds!!
I’ve never seen that, I don’t know how I’m going to segregate it out to countries, I’m still in too much shock!
I should have been at 600 downloads around the 22nd of this month, but I was hoping to be at 550 today, and you guys just TOTALY BLEW THAT OUT OF THE WATER!!!
Excuse me, I have to take a walk.
THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!
I guess it won’t be that hard, China WINS! – Guess I am going to have to learn some Chinese!
South Africa, welcome to the Double Digits Club!! a Yellow pin for you!!
Runners up: Brazil, Switzerland, Poland, India, U.K. , U.S.A.
China – 329
USA – 141
Germany – 69
08/30/2017 – . . . and it just keeps getting better every time I SEE IT! Thank you AGAIN China, this is what I have been waiting for, I can see 1000 downloads in less than a YEAR!
(Sorry, I will update the map tonight, in all the excitement I forgot. Maybe I will wait one more day, probably have 400 by then.)
I see you too, Saudi Arabia, keep on downloading!
Just read an article about the Amazon Echo everyone they talked to on average had 5, FIVE! of them in their house! Get ready to SPEND SOME MONEY!!!!!! AND THEY ALREADY HAVE A PHONE!
Just get a watch and be done! I have 2 watches, only use one, outside, inside, in a car, in an Uber, in a friends car, at work, in the bathroom. NO CORDS! NO POWER PLUGS!
1 Device SIMPLE! DONE!
$180 X 5 = $900!!!! NINE HUNDRED DOLLARS! and your phone already does it, and a watch does it cheaper.
$275 X 1 = $275
I’m glad you asked!
I will look for other countries too, but that will be a little more tricky.
. . . and done!
800 Garden Ave. North
Renton, WA 98057
Phone (425) 525-0200
9am – 9pm Monday – Friday
9am – 8pm Sunday
Other Fry’s locations:
Microcenter (Sorry, you will have to change the store location manually at the top, that’s the way the web site works.)
$29.99 (In Store only – 8/28/2017)
Boston/Cambridge – Massachusetts (252 In Stock)
Orange County / Tustin – California (241 In Stock)
Denver – Colorado (236 In Stock)
Atlanta/Deluth – Georgia (248 In Stock)
Atlanta/Marietta – Georgia (248 In Stock)
Chicagoland/Central – Illinois (248 In Stock)
Chicagoland/Westmont – Illinois (248 In Stock)
Beltway/Rockville – Maryland (248 In Stock)
Baltimore/Towson – Maryland (248 In Stock)
Detroit/Madison Heights – Michigan (248 In Stock)
Twin Cities/St. Louis Park – Minnesota
St. Louis/Brentwood – Missouri
North Jersey / Paterson – New Jersey
Long Island / Westbury – New York
Brooklyn / Gowanus Expy – New York
Queens / Flushing – New York
(Wow! Having Law and Order Flashbacks!)
Westchester County / Yonkers
Central Ohio / Columbus – Ohio
North East Ohio/ Mayfield Heights – Ohio
Cincinnati / Sharonville – Ohio
Philadelphia / St. Davids
Dallas Metroplex / Richardson (249 In Stock)
Northern Virginia / Fairfax (253 In Stock)
Nothing near by? Order it on line:
I got a project to suggest for you.
We need a mount that can be added to a light switch that you buy at the hardware store that allows you to mount a sainsmart type 2 relay (or just 1 relay either way) module to it. (I will draw up a picture in a little)
If you make one send me a link to your video or web page, or blog, or design file on one of the 3D printer forums and I will post it to my Tools of the Trade page.
If you aren’t asking too much I will probably buy a couple from you and do a post on what I think.