The main idea of this project is to control your own home with iPhone without expensive control systems.
Why Andruino and not Arduino? Which means Andruino?
Andruino is a project developed by Andrea Scavuzzo.
The name of the project is based on my name and obviously on the open source Arduino prototyping platform.
This project is based on my own hobby and so I can work only during the night and the week end. I have started this project about 3 years ago and I have continued to work on it for the continuos positive user feedbacks. Lot of users in the world are using Andruino.
How it works?
Using your iPhone plus Arduino or other MCU boards, you can control your home, simply adding temperature sensors, humidity, power consumption, and Andruino App let you connect showing in real time the status of them. You can control your home using relays, buttons, and PWM peripherals.
Wired or Wireless?
You can simply connect any type of sensors or relays to the Base Arduino board, connect it wireless to other Arduino boards using the low cost NRF24L modules or you can populate your home with different standalone Wifi boards (NodeMcu)
Is it open source?
The firmware (called sketch) is open, you can continue the developing, while the iPhone App can be bought in AppStore. With few Euro, you can build your own home automation system.
Since that Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform, this project born as flexible idea and can be used as starting point for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments in home automation context.
Today AndruinoApp is compatible with the most popular Arduino micro controller boards but can be used also with very mini module Wifi NodeMCU. Can works with wired sensors and can use also NRF24L wireless low power modules.
I’m continuing the development on both devices (iPhone and Arduino) because my idea is to improve the system adding new features, new type of sensor libraries and simplify some procedures (like ddns usage).
You can contact me to talk about new features and new ideas!
- Electronic engineer – graduated in Palermo University (Italy)
- ISSCC article