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Milwaukee Makerspace Lighting Controller

Purpose

  • To control the lights in the Makerspace (save some cash, yo!)
  • Avoid having to turn lights on/off using breakers
  • Make lighting controls more user-friendly for members

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Version 1.0 - Completed

  • Installation of 10 relays, 3 terminal strips, various control wiring, etc.
  • First control panel with board-mounted switches and indicator LEDs for each zone
  • Development started in Winter 2012
  • Completed in Spring 2013

Version 2.0 - Completed

  • Upgrade control panel to LED pushbuttons arranged on a zone map of the building
  • Consolidated quantity of zones from 10 to 7
  • Development started November 07, 2013
  • Completed November 16, 2013

Version 3.0 - Work in progress

Features

  • Turn on and off lights in specific zones from keypad at main unit via Keypad & 16×2 LCD display.
  • Turn on and off lights in specific zones from that zone via remote unit.
  • Turn on and off lights in all zones at once from keypad at main unit.
  • Acquire current status of lights
projects/mmlc.txt · Last modified: 2013/11/17 14:37 by branth