Smart home and home Automation!

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Sniper
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Smart home and home Automation!

Post by Sniper » Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:53 pm

Good day beloved Pyboard community,
I am new to STM32 and pyboard, as a newbie to this chips i have been told that i do not need to have any library like in Arduino IDE.
It looks more simple to code.
I am aiming to build home web based network automation smart home system, as the new guy i dont the know the right chip for this task.
The big question is, can i programm any STM32 chip with python programming or is only few chip selected for? is this board the right board for me in the following link.
https://www.banggood.com/STM32F407VET6- ... rehouse=CN

Which board would be the right board as a for a new learning board? i have been looking at this following board,

STM32F407VET6
STM32F407ZET6
STM32F407ZGT6
STM32F407VET6
STM32F407VGT6
STM32F407VET6 Mini
STM32F407ZGT6 Mini

DJShadow1966
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Re: Smart home and home Automation!

Post by DJShadow1966 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:18 pm

Hello

All of the boards you have specified you would need you to compile your firmware I have a couple of STM32F407VET6 so I know these can run micropython, but as stated you would need to compile yourself.

Why not have a look at ESP32 I use quite a few of these around my house, monitoring temp etc.

Regards Mike


Sniper
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Re: Smart home and home Automation!

Post by Sniper » Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:21 pm

DJShadow1966 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:18 pm
Hello

All of the boards you have specified you would need you to compile your firmware I have a couple of STM32F407VET6 so I know these can run micropython, but as stated you would need to compile yourself.

Why not have a look at ESP32 I use quite a few of these around my house, monitoring temp etc.

Regards Mike
Hiya Mike,
Thanks for your replay, can you please provide me the list of those board and where i can purches them?
Compile firmware? do you mean burn bootloader on to the chip or do you mean compile a code so the board can communicate with python IDE 3.8 and uPyCraft?
Altho i am greatful for your replay and i value it very much, i am trying to gather as much feedback as possible, i was not much for Arduino.
I always got stuck with lib install and code line when i was compiling and uploading to board.
again thank you

Sniper
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Re: Smart home and home Automation!

Post by Sniper » Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:33 pm

jedie wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:37 pm
If it doesn't have to be quite cheap, I'd buy the original pyboard d from https://store.micropython.org/category/ ... 20D-series , see also: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7515
Thank you four your replay.
The D series are around 40Euros and up!
To expensive! is the board i posted in link not fited? they are around 13 Euros.

kevinkk525
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Re: Smart home and home Automation!

Post by kevinkk525 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:13 pm

Use an esp32, they are around 5-15€
Kevin Köck
Micropython Smarthome Firmware (with Home-Assistant integration): https://github.com/kevinkk525/pysmartnode

DJShadow1966
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Re: Smart home and home Automation!

Post by DJShadow1966 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:08 pm

Hello

You cab purchase ESP32 from a lot of sources on ebay for around the five pound mark, for the esp32 all you would need to do is download and install the micropython firmware using uPyCraft, one advantage of using ESP32 unlike the STM based boards is that that have wireless networking.

Last bought myself a couple of these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ESP32-ESP32S ... 2749.l2649, currently in the middle of programming a couple up and placing inside project cases to put around the house, mind you the cases and resulting hard cost more than the board itself.

Regards Mike

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Re: Smart home and home Automation!

Post by Sniper » Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:53 pm

DJShadow1966 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:08 pm
Hello

You cab purchase ESP32 from a lot of sources on ebay for around the five pound mark, for the esp32 all you would need to do is download and install the micropython firmware using uPyCraft, one advantage of using ESP32 unlike the STM based boards is that that have wireless networking.

Regards Mike
Hi beloved Mike!
It is the wireless networking i want to avoid. i have thought about getting ESP32, but i am looking for something that only works trough RJ45 Lan wire connection for now and i dont know which exact board works with micropython firmware and correct board for the project.
will this board in the link below work with micropython firmware using uPyCraft?
https://www.banggood.com/STM32F407VET6- ... rehouse=CN

Sniper
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Re: Smart home and home Automation!

Post by Sniper » Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:56 pm

kevinkk525 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:13 pm
Use an esp32, they are around 5-15€
Thank you for your reply Kevin!
for the moment i am looking for none wireless board, but i will get some after this project is reached its goal!

DJShadow1966
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Re: Smart home and home Automation!

Post by DJShadow1966 » Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:49 am

Hello

Yes that board will do the job as stated previously you will need to compile a version of Micropython for that board see a great post from another user, viewtopic.php?t=3086. As well as the board you will also need an Ethernet board I have couple myself but not really done a lot with them.

Regards Mike

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