My RF ceiling fan control project


These are some pictures of what I built to monitor and control the RF ceiling fans scattered throughout the house



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A sprinkler cabinet I used to house everything Taken: Nov 07, 2003 (6:06 PM) F-Number: f/4.5
Camera Model: DiMAGE 7Hi
ISO Speed Rating: 200
Exposure Time: 1/60 sec
Flash: Flash, Compulsory
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Here is everything almost done. Note that I put the remote card and my custom card into a separate enclosure... mostly because of the presence of 120V on the custom card (and there was space for the remote card). There will also be a cover on this enclosure, and there is a cover for the whole thing. The Weeder cards will be velcro'd in a vertical position. Taken: Nov 07, 2003 (11:32 PM) F-Number: f/6.7
Camera Model: DiMAGE 7Hi
ISO Speed Rating: 200
Exposure Time: 1/45 sec
Flash: Flash, Compulsory
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The transistors and resistors used to "push" the remote control buttons Taken: Nov 07, 2003 (6:17 PM) F-Number: f/3.5
Camera Model: DiMAGE 7Hi
ISO Speed Rating: 100
Exposure Time: 1/180 sec
Flash: Flash, Compulsory
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This is the circuitry used to convert the AC voltage into something that I can more easily measure. Note that I tried to keep distance between all 120V connections and everything else. Taken: Nov 07, 2003 (6:17 PM) F-Number: f/3.5
Camera Model: DiMAGE 7Hi
ISO Speed Rating: 100
Exposure Time: 1/180 sec
Flash: Flash, Compulsory
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Here is where I soldered new wires onto the existing solder points for each button and each DIP switch Taken: Nov 07, 2003 (6:11 PM) F-Number: f/4.0
Camera Model: DiMAGE 7Hi
ISO Speed Rating: 100
Exposure Time: 1/180 sec
Flash: Flash, Compulsory
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Taken: Nov 07, 2003 (6:12 PM) F-Number: f/3.5
Camera Model: DiMAGE 7Hi
ISO Speed Rating: 100
Exposure Time: 1/180 sec
Flash: Flash, Compulsory
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Taken: Nov 07, 2003 (6:13 PM) F-Number: f/4.0
Camera Model: DiMAGE 7Hi
ISO Speed Rating: 100
Exposure Time: 1/180 sec
Flash: Flash, Compulsory
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The other side of the remote board, with the buttons nicely labeled Taken: Nov 07, 2003 (6:14 PM) F-Number: f/4.5
Camera Model: DiMAGE 7Hi
ISO Speed Rating: 100
Exposure Time: 1/180 sec
Flash: Flash, Compulsory
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This is the first time I've actually permanently soldered something... so no laughing. Taken: Nov 07, 2003 (6:16 PM) F-Number: f/3.5
Camera Model: DiMAGE 7Hi
ISO Speed Rating: 100
Exposure Time: 1/180 sec
Flash: Flash, Compulsory
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The cabinet insides after completion (I later had to move the weeder cards a bit to get them away from the RF transmitter some). I even caught some Weeder traffic in action! Taken: Nov 21, 2003 (1:33 PM) F-Number: f/2.8
Camera Model: DiMAGE 7Hi
ISO Speed Rating: 200
Exposure Time: 1/45 sec
Flash: Flash, Compulsory
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Taken: Nov 21, 2003 (1:34 PM) F-Number: f/5.6
Camera Model: DiMAGE 7Hi
ISO Speed Rating: 200
Exposure Time: 1/45 sec
Flash: Flash, Compulsory
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My complete home automation, networking, and video distribution infrastructure Taken: Nov 21, 2003 (1:34 PM) F-Number: f/2.8
Camera Model: DiMAGE 7Hi
ISO Speed Rating: 200
Exposure Time: 1/45 sec
Flash: Flash, Compulsory
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This is the same as the remote I purchased at Home Depot and butchered, except the one I bought did NOT have a forward/reverse button. However, the board inside DID have the forward/reverse contacts. I decided not to control this feature, anyways. Taken: Nov 21, 2003 (2:22 PM) F-Number: f/3.5
Camera Model: DiMAGE 7Hi
ISO Speed Rating: 200
Exposure Time: 1/90 sec
Flash: Flash, Compulsory
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