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Thinking about using Arduino to automate your home? Do it easily with our compatible board!
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The Automation Board

The Automation Board is 100% compatible with the Arduino Uno. This way it allows the enjoyment of all the easy programming and libraries that Arduino provides. It's a strong and versatile board, with multiples resources to develop a fully automation system. The Automation Board dispenses the use of power sources. 

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.

Relay Triggering  

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

Sensoring

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.

Internet Connection

The Automation Board, like the Arduino, allows you to use shields. You can also use minishields for Garagino like this Mini Ethernet Shield.

You can look for more details about Garagino's platform here on Kickstarter.

RS-485 Communication

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.

Wireless Communication

Through the dedicated headers for XBee modules you will be able to connect as many Automation Boards as you wish to a network, or even a wireless connection with a PC through a simple Dongle USB for XBee.

Wi-Fi

If you wish to access your automation system via the internet but don't want to install any network cabling, use a WiFly module (not included). It allows an easy, quick and wireless access to the internet.

Peripherals


Some special powers you can give to your Automation Board 

The Sidekick Board

In order to make your system even more versatile, we’ve created this "Sidekick" board as a very interesting accessory. It's compact and can be powered directly from the electrical grid as it has connectors for XBee and 2 relays. This board can be controlled by signals sent from an Automation Board, allowing it to trigger distant loads through a wireless network. You will be able to use as many "Sidekicks" as you wish, triggering several charges in a same wireless installation.

Technical Specs   

Automation Board 

  • 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

Sidekick

  • Power Supply: 100 - 240Vac
  • Dimensions: 90 x 50 x 26mm - 3,5 x 1,9 x 1" (LengthxWidthxHeight)

Schematics  

Automation Board

Sidekick

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Risks and challenges

The risk is possible delays due to our suppliers. Fortunately, we have already developed a strong partnership with them the last few years thanks to other boards we manufacture. Besides, there are many other suppliers we can eventually count on. In any case, transparency and respect to our backers will be our main priority.

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    IT'S ALIVE!

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    GOOD MORNING, DAVE

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    LIGHT CYCLE

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    WHERE WE'RE GOING, WE DON´T NEED CABLES

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    88 MILES PER HOUR

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    FANTASTIC FOUR

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    RANGE LONGER AND PROSPER

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    RED PILL

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    MAY THE AUTOMATION BE WITH YOU

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    STARK'S PLEDGE

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