convert traditional wall switch to wifi

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snellejellep
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convert traditional wall switch to wifi

Post by snellejellep » Wednesday 13 June 2018 13:55

I have a normal on/off wall switch and i want to convert it to wifi with an esp8266.
i could not find anything about this on the interwebz, everyone seems to use the sonoff devices but unfortunately those do not fit in european wall boxes.
if anyone has an idea on how to do this, your help will be welcome to me and maby others searching for something similar.
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Re: convert traditional wall switch to wifi

Post by kniazio » Wednesday 13 June 2018 13:59


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Re: convert traditional wall switch to wifi

Post by snellejellep » Wednesday 13 June 2018 14:02

@kniazio, thanks, i know about those but they do not fit in with the ones i have at the moment so i want to try and convert a traditional wall switch
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Re: convert traditional wall switch to wifi

Post by SweetPants » Wednesday 13 June 2018 14:36

snellejellep wrote:
Wednesday 13 June 2018 14:02
@kniazio, thanks, i know about those but they do not fit in with the ones i have at the moment so i want to try and convert a traditional wall switch
What is your goal?
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Re: convert traditional wall switch to wifi

Post by snellejellep » Wednesday 13 June 2018 14:38

@SweetPants, my goal is to be able to control the light with domoticz as well as with the wall switch
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Re: convert traditional wall switch to wifi

Post by SweetPants » Wednesday 13 June 2018 14:46

Then checkout my project at viewtopic.php?f=51&t=23796

No need to place the ESP behind the wall switch, too little space there and reception is bad.
I have the first prototype running, but it takes some hardware design knowledge and SW (ESP SDK) knowledge to get this going.
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Re: convert traditional wall switch to wifi

Post by snellejellep » Wednesday 13 June 2018 15:00

@SweetPants, i read your project and it sounds exactly like what i am searching for but it seems to be a work in progress?
i will follow your topic from here, maby you can share some code and scematics over there? thanks!
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Re: convert traditional wall switch to wifi

Post by SweetPants » Wednesday 13 June 2018 15:03

snellejellep wrote:
Wednesday 13 June 2018 15:00
@SweetPants, i read your project and it sounds exactly like what i am searching for but it seems to be a work in progress?
i will follow your topic from here, maby you can share some code and scematics over there? thanks!
I have the first PCB produced/assembled/tested and working in my halway for a few days now without any issue. If you send me a PM with your email address i will gladly supply you with requested information.
Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS, Intel NUC, MySensors 2.3.0-alpha, Pro Mini 3.3/8M RFM69(HW), ESP8266 (SDK2.2.0), Sonoff, RFLink, RFXcom, MQTT, NodeRed, Domoticz Beta (source)

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