Read about automated DS9490R adapter config here.
By now my little “house” project has 3 components ready – relay system for switching, 1WIRE system for data collection and a first relay using component which switches outdoor lights according to sunset/sunrise. It seems that there is nothing more to do than collect temperature data, analyze it and do something based on results. That’s a hint about what is coming next.
Read it here. After having some vacation I will add also automatic/scripted solution. Until then please behave and take into account that all comments have to be manually approved before they are shown.
How to save energy and money if heating is already on? Still no action and no bash. Second theory part is available for reading here.
When to switch heating on or off? How to regulate it etc. Lots of reading about house balance temperature, degree-days, degree-hours. No action, no bash. Yet. First part is available for reading here.
If you are tired of usual switches which have photoresistors, you can use your Rasperry Pi to switch lights on and off on sunset and sunrise. Instructions how to do that are here.
Automated configuration page is done and scripts are now uploaded. All you have to do is to download and unpack one huge 6kB file and run configuration. File itself and instructions are available here.
Second part of the how-to finished. Added automatic start with UDEV and cron, multiple boards support etc. Check it out here
First how-to with working code is finally uploaded. Check it out here
Then RELAYS are just for you. Long and boring story about how to choose a suitable relay and/or controller is available here