Use Deepcam Zigbee Sensors with LinkSpriteIO

In this tutorial, we show how to interface Deepcam zigbee sensors to LinkSpriteIO using the Linker Zigbee gateway, and serves as a basic framework for home automation sensors application.

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Hardware Parts:

Steps:

For simplicity, this tutorial uses only one Zigbee sensor: Zigbee water leak detector.

1 Register and login LinkSprite.io

Login to www.linksprite.io, create an account if you don’t have one, and login, create a DIY device. The type is 00 (Custom device type). The device name and device group can be arbitrary.  The following summarizes:

  • Login www.linksprite.io
  • Create an account and login
  • Create a device with type 00, and arbitrary device name and group name.

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  • Obtain the device ID:

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  • Obtain apikey:

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Hardware Installation:

Connect the hardware according to the following picture:

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Download and run the Zigbee gateway code

 

Turn on pcDuino3B, open a terminal and download the zigbee gateway code from the github. We also need to modify the deviceID and apikey, run the code and add a zigbee device.

  • Download source files using $git clone https://github.com/YaoQ/zigbee-ob-pcduino.git
  • Modify  apikey and deviceID using the ones obtained above.
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$cd zigbee-on-pcduino
$vim zigbee.py

 

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  • Add a first device

Run zigbee.py:

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$python zigbee.py

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Press and hold the RST pin hole of the water sensor until the green LED blink fast.  Now we can start to add device by pressing the linker button:

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Till now, we added water detector successfully to the zigbee gateway. Now we can observe the status of the water detector on www.linksprite.io web portal. Water detector is a water leakage detector, when we place it on the place that has water, we can see status change on the web portal.

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How to add more sensors:

We show how to add one sensor to the gateway above. Now we can continue to add more devices. Do the following when zigbee.py is running:

  • Press the RST button of the sensor until green LED blinks fast.
  • Press Linker button to add the device
  • When the script adds the device, and obtain the zone type information, the device has been added successfully.
  • Now the gateway can obtain the sensor information and report to linksprite.io.

 

More sensors can be found at here.

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