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  • DIY a combo ZWave and Zigbee controller

    This will be a sort of ZNet like device except for using Zigbee and ZWave.

    I do not use wireless or bluetooth on my RPi's today so may go with a Rock64 to be able to run Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit.

    - RPi2-3 with case and power supply
    or
    - Rock64 2Gb with case and power supply - found out the Rock64 will fit in an RPi case with a little mod to the power piece - making it a little larger.
    You access all the connectors including sdcard, audio, lan and usb with a regular pi case.

    Note these are the same price today.

    - ZWave GPIO card
    - Zigbee GPIO card
    - POE power splitter

    RPi OS
    - Stretch

    or

    Rock64 OS
    - Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit
    - Pete

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        Sounds like an interesting project, Pete. I have been looking a little into ZigBee lately, and also possibly a custom RF receiver using an SDR module. I have a Pi3 already transmitting sensor data from my ePool sensor (pH, Temp, ORP), so it would be easy to add more interfaces.
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        • #5
          Yes here the POE RPi in the attic is connected to a GPIO ZWave card, 1-wire 9097 and an SDR radio for NOAA maps and node red and MQTT stuff. Purchased a second SDR radio module to test some more and currently testing this one in my home office while concurrently just built a new RPi for the basement 1-wire stuff (well it'll go to the main floor and outside).

          This DIY would be keeping it simple with the Zigbee and ZWave interface and now that you have written about it an SDR add.

          Thinking folks on the Domoticz site are already doing this (except that most of the plugins are written in Lua running on the RPi).

          How are you doing the sensor data with the outdoor Pi3?
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