Get in touch with your Things

Any object that can be attached to an Arduino / AVR microcontroller is a potential Things: get interaction in wireless or wired, acts automatically and is even remotely controllable from you smartphone or tablet.

Starts in three steps : get your building blocks, load Souliss and get your Things on the smartphone.


A network of Things in minutes for your Android and Arduino / AVR

Building Blocks

Building Blocks
Easily compose hardware

Souliss on AVRs

Souliss on AVRs
Load Souliss on your Things

Android App

Android App
Get your Things on your Smartphone

Friday, June 29, 2012

Souliss App 0.8.6 is available

Souliss Android app has been updated and is ready to download at SourceForge.

New features include renewed graphs, based on Achartengine library. You'll be able to choose among three different charts: history, monthly and daily grouped graph; for each one it is possible to limit data interval to last month/week or to show all harvested data.

Other options have been introduced (light theme, new fonts) and sceneries implementation is almost complete. Two basic scenes are added at app installation to turn ON/OFF all lights; it's very easy to add new scenes, rename them and define the commands executed during their activation.

Android 4 support has been enhanced by new notification system: you'll be notified when scheduled programs are executed even if SoulissApp isn't running: the background Service manage the schedule and acts for you.


Suggestions are welcome, you're free to post app's bugs on Souliss tracker, too.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Souliss Alpha 3 is Coming...

We are a bit under schedule, but the A3 release of Souliss is ready and will became public in few weeks. It will include improvements and bug fix, and finally the support for Microchip ENC28J60.

There will be a lot of middle release after the A3, and one will be dedicated to the support of Freedomotic as PC-based client, so the actual web-based user interface will be no longer maintained.

Stay tuned,
Dario.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Planning the New Hardware /2


Domoduino Schematic 12/24V from Ethermania

As discussed some weeks ago, there is an interesting design by Marco Signorini from Ethermania, that now is in the prototyping phase.

The board is equipped with three relays and four configurable I/O with an RS485 driver interfaced to the uC serial port. In the actual design can be powered either at 12 or 24 V due to the use of an onboard DC/DC switching regulator.

The switching regulator offer a suitable efficiency above 70% in test conditions, providing 5.4 V at 430 mA with an input voltage of 31.4 V. A linear regulator with the same input-output drop (26 V) can offer an efficiency near to 20%, out of the heat constrains.


 The board can work either at 12 or 24 V, and is related to the equipped relays that gets the supply directly from the inlet feed.

Domoduino Layout 12/24V from Ethermania

Souliss will support this board in the framework, using dedicated drivers for RS485 management. A peer-to-peer driver with collision management it will be the goal to fully support this board.

Thanks Marco!

Regards,
Dario.