Miniaturize a Smart Home Sensor

May 07, 2016

For every DIY Smart Home solution, you will need to create and install a different microcontroller for every sensor. This means using an Arduino sized Microcontroller for every installation. You could buy sensors available in retail, but then where is the fun in that? We will teach you how to miniaturize the footprint of every sensor installation in your DIY Smart Home, to make it more efficient, and convenient to install.

In this workshop, we showed the participants how to work with the ATMega controller chip, the heart of the Arduino UNO. Once the basics were explained, we delved into how to build the connections to setup a sensor, and remove all the unnecessary electronics to make the device more efficient, consume less, and be far more agile in it’s behaviour.