Friday, April 21, 2017

ESPBasic Series: Web Interface Slider demo


How easy or complicated is in ESPBasic to have a instant response slider for your MPDMv4 AC Dimmer Web interface?

Just look at the code below:
cls
let xpv = 0
let PWMpin = 5
slider x,150,900
timer 500, [set.dimmer]
wprint "<br><br>"
button " Exit ", [TestExit]

wait

[set.dimmer]
 if x <> xpv then
   io(pwo,PWMpin,x)
   xpv = x
 end if
wait

[TestExit]
wprint |<a href="./edit"> Edit</a>|
end

 Yes, it's all there, plus some extras :)

The Power of ESPBasic !

Friday, April 14, 2017

Part 2 - Raspberry Pi + Domoticz AC Dimmer


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Part 2 of the tutorial: Raspberry Pi + Domoticz + MPDM v4 AC dimmer board.


Part 2 topic: Domoticz setup & final testing :





What we will need:

- MPDMv4 Universal AC Dimmer - available also on Tindie Store !
- Raspberry PI 2 Board

- PIGPIO library for Raspberry PI  - take a look at Part 1 how to install and test
- Domoticz
   Latest available, on a Raspberry PI 2 Board install :  
     sudo curl -L install.domoticz.com | bash



Software 

Domoticz LUA script for RPi Dimmer:

commandArray = {}
DomDevice = 'RPi_Dimmer';
if devicechanged[DomDevice] then
   if(devicechanged[DomDevice]=='Off') then
     print ("OFF dimm = "..uservariables['dimm']);
     CalcValue = 860*1000;
   else if(devicechanged[DomDevice]=='On') then
        DomValue = uservariables['dimm'];
        print ("ON dimm = "..uservariables['dimm']);
        CalcValue = DomValue;
      else
         print("Other");
         DomValue = otherdevices_svalues[DomDevice];
         CalcValue = (900-(DomValue*9))*1000;
         commandArray['Variable:dimm'] = tostring(CalcValue);
--         commandArray['Variable:dimm'] = CalcValue;
         print ("dimm Level = "..uservariables['dimm']);
   end
   end
   runcommand = "pigs hp 18 400 " ..tonumber(CalcValue);
   print("PWM calculated value= "..CalcValue);
   print("Run command: " ..runcommand);
   os.execute(runcommand);
end
return commandArray

 Save it as "script_device_RPi_Dimmer.lua" in the "domoticz/scripts/lua" folder !









--------------------------------------------------- DISCLAIMER --------------------------------------------------
WARNING!! You will play with LIVE MAINS!! Deadly zone!! 
      If you don't have any experience and are not qualified for working with MAINS power I will not encourage you to play arround!. The author take no responsibility for any injury or death resulting, directly or indirectly, from your inability to appreciate the hazards of household mains voltages.
   The circuit diagrams are as accurately as possible, but are offered with no guarantees whatsoever. 
    There is no guarantee that this design meets any Rules which may be in force in your country so please check before your local rules/regulations.
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