The Dimmer

I played around with a few setups for the part of the system that will actually control the LED lighting but everything always ended up messy from a cabling point of view and, as all good development projects go, unmaintainable for anyone else let alone useful for anyone out in the world to try an…

PWM breakout

After starting off thinking that the on board Arduino Mega’s 14 PWM pins would be enough, I quickly found that this would never work. Apart from The starting limit of 14, pretty much any extra shield you plug is wants one or more of these pins. Ethernet shield wants pin 10, SD reader wants pin…

Here’s one I prepared earlier

Skipping ahead a little bit, I have run all the cabling for lights, switches and networks. For switches, I was using CAT5 Ethernet cable but int he end didn’t like it for the use even though it would be greatly flexible for future additions of POE (Power-over-ethernet) networked devices for control but I figured that…