Member #69070

Member Since: April 30, 2009

Country: United States

  • I built a Remote Controlled Light Switch with this kit that works for 240VAC and 110VAC https://www.instructables.com/id/Remote-Controlled-Light-Switch-Retrofit-Light-Swit/

    The remote control retrofits to the existing light switch allows you to turn the light on and off from your Android. The existing light switch still works and you can turn the light ON from your Android after you turn it OFF from the light switch and visa versa.

    No extra power wiring need. Because the current required by this board is so low, <~1.5mA, you can run it from the two power wires already running to the light switch.

    The code also has an option for a timed Auto Off function. I have set my garage light to turn off 10mins after it is turned on, either from the wall light switch or from the remote.

  • There is a quick start on instructables, https://www.instructables.com/id/Redbear-Nano-BLE-Custom-Controls-With-PfodApp-No-C/ Note: this Instructable is for V1.5. Currently the supporting BLEPeripheral library does not support nRF52832 used in V2.0

    Update 15th September 2017, The instructable has been updated to work with this BLE Nano V2. There is also a link to the previous version of have BLE Nano V1.5 boards

  • I would be concerned about encasing a Lithium battery in concrete. Check out the videos on the dangers of lithium batteries then imagine that happening inside a concrete block.

  • I prefer SparkFun’s version, https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12977 since it has the connector ends labeled. Same price

  • How to do you get a “hot start” or a “warm start” with this module? Looks like the module has a coin cell on it.
    Does it hold start up data over power down? If so for how long?

  • Yes, connection is handled by the module but sending via the serial need this link added see http://www.forward.com.au/pfod/ArduinoProgramming/FioV3/index.html for the details.

  • There is a difference between message encryption and security. I contend that you almost never need to hide (encrypt) your messages, just secure them so the cannot be changed without being noticed.

    For security you can use a message hash and a shared password.
    check my article http://www.forward.com.au/pfod/secureChallengeResponse/index.html which uses the compact SIPHASH on arduino, all done in software.

  • The free app pfodWifiConfig lets you easily configure RN WiFly to connect to any network and also set other device parameters like Sever listen port or client host and loging example sketch and supporting libraries are available from http://www.forward.com.au/pfod/pfodWifiConfig/RN_WiFly/pfodWifiConfig_WiFly.html

    The library handles all the $$$ CMD stuff for your and the free Android app provides a user friendly interface.

  • Yes I agree see my comments on the problems with this board and what you can do about them http://www.forward.com.au/pfod/ArduinoProgramming/FioV3/index.html

  • Yes there are a number of design flaws with FIO V3, see http://www.forward.com.au/pfod/ArduinoProgramming/FioV3/index.html for details. I am currently writing up a project that overcomes most of these, cutting tracks + extra components

No public wish lists :(