Integrating window shades with Domoticz

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Integrating window shades with Domoticz

Post by teamaxis » Wednesday 04 November 2015 23:43

Hey everyone,

We're launching a device that tackles bringing window shades into the connected and automated space without heavy modification or need to purchase new shades.

We were curious what the community thought about this and how important a planned integration with Domoticz would be.

You can find out a bit more about what our vision is for context here: igg.me/at/axis-gear

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Post by jvdz » Wednesday 04 November 2015 23:51

I have been looking around for a device that can be controlled via Domoticz to automatically tilt the blinds into a correct position.
I am currently leaning towards installing servoblaster on my RPI and buying a couple of Servo's to do the job for me, but haven't fully made up my mind yet.
This link you shared looks a lot like the other Indigo/Kickstarter project called Move (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/789 ... and-shades).
Yours is somewhat more pricey and seems to have more options.
How would domotics interact with this device?

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Post by teamaxis » Thursday 05 November 2015 17:17

We are working on integrating Axis Gear with the Harmony hub from Logitech. Harmony is also capable of working with Domoticz and will act as a bridge to allow Domoticz to control the Axis Gear!

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Post by cogliostrio » Thursday 05 November 2015 19:34

I guess harmony support would be nice. But this would mean you'd need a harmony hub/remote in each room you would want to control. Doesn't make sense to me at least.

z-wave is the way to go in my opinion. Your product does look nice, and I do like the manual control on it as well.

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Post by teamaxis » Thursday 05 November 2015 20:17

@cogliostrio We're currently exploring Z-Wave. From our understanding, the remote only needs to be within range of the Hub, and depending on which protocol you use, this will differ.

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Post by jvdz » Thursday 05 November 2015 20:20

Not really when you make use of a mesh network like ZWAVE or the newer BlueTooth protocols. All you need is a repeater device within range and you can get to the controller that way.

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Post by pvm » Thursday 05 November 2015 21:08

Nice, product! I would also prefer zwave
Synology NAS, PI3, ZWave, Xiamo zigbee devices, BTLE plant sensor

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Post by teamaxis » Tuesday 17 November 2015 21:14

To anyone interested, we've added Z-Wave integration as a stretch goal and also updated the page quite a bit.
Took a bunch more photos and just overall made it look more awesome.

http://igg.me/at/axis-gear

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Post by teamaxis » Tuesday 24 November 2015 21:23

Because a few people recommended we add Z-Wave support, I just wanted to give everyone a head's up that later tonight we're announcing Z-Wave support (no more stretch goal). Hopefully this will make an integration with Domoticz easier.

http://igg.me/at/axis-gear

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Re: Integrating window shades with Domoticz

Post by teamaxis » Monday 30 November 2015 22:10

The project is funded! We just hit 100%!

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