Automation Board by GarageLab, Arduino home automation on Kickstarter! Few days running.

By on May 24, 2015
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Thinking about using Arduino to automate your home? Do it easily with this compatible board!

The Automation Board is 100% compatible with the Arduino Uno. Thanks to a power source soldered onto the board itself, it is supplied directly from the electrical grid with voltages between 100 to 240VAC and 50 or 60Hz making it adaptable to any electrical grid around the world.

The Automation Board has 4 relays to trigger alarms, electronic locks, fans, lamps and any other compatible charge.

The pins that are ready to connect your sensors, can be digital or analog, including 5v and GND, making the connections easy and organized. You will be able to connect several kinds of sensors such as temperature, humidity, or like this example, motion .

You can connect an infrared receiver and use it to create a communication with any remote control like the one you use for your TV.

Also it’s possible to make an RS-485 connection through the Automation Board, allowing applications in industrial automation systems or in some places that has electromagnetic interference. You will even be able to use specific programs to control professional automation systems.

Other possible connetions can be done through XBee or WiFi.

Technical Specs

  • Microcontroller: Atmel ATmega328P-PU (DIP)
  • Bootloader: Optiboot (same as Arduino UNO)
  • Relays: 100V/10A – 250V/7A
  • Power Supply: 100 – 240Vac
  • Digital Circuit Operating Voltage: 5V
  • Digital I/O Pins: 14 (D0~D8 Reserved / D9~D13 Free)
  • Analog Input Pins: 6 (A0 and A1 Reserved /A2~A5 Free)
  • Dimensions: 130 x 112 x 26mm – 5,1 x 4,4 x 1” (LengthxWidthxHeight)
  • USB/Serial Converter Module Included

You can get more details and download schematics on the official project Kickstarter page.

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