New BASpi-IO board with 6 Universal Inputs / 4 Relay Out / 2 Analog Out

Designed for home automation enthusiasts, HVAC students and the maker community in general, the Contemporary Controls DIY products are not toys, but truly open controllers built on both open software and open hardware. Using the latest micro PCs and resident control software, these  products allow the user to create next generation Internet of Things (IoT)…

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Wi-Fi Control Devices in Buildings – Wi-Fi Basics Part 1 – Stumble and Survey

When installing Wi-Fi connected devices in buildings, Wi-Fi signal strength is the first and most basic question which comes to mind – can my device even connect to the AP (Access Point) and stay connected reliably? There are several other considerations which would also come up, but let’s start with the real basic stuff and…

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Turning a Micro PC into a Controller

We’re huge proponents of the concept of “open control” and built our BAScontrol Series on the idea of open software and free programming tools. The BASpi was the next logical extension of that idea. We started tossing around this idea of making a controller on a micro PC to give home enthusiasts, students, and DIYers…

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