After the first stages were completed, that is, designing the new wiring situation and wiring the internals. The contraption now looks something like this
The wiring pattern was explained in the last post. So the things you see beyond the mentioned pin patterns are the wires for the i2c devices (ghetto pixel, and DS1307 RTC). The RTC is used to keep the time internally, there are some interesting points to consider about the clock face itself and how it will maintain time. More on this later…
Stage 5 – Building a Web UI.
Obviously, you don’t have a teasmade on your network, so unfortunately you won’t be getting a nice cup of tea out of it. Sorry.
Things to note on the Web UI are
- Moving the cursor over the clock shows the kettle and teapot and their states behind it.
- Pressing the right hand button makes tea… Well, I’ll mark that as WORKSFORME heh.
- Pressing the left hand button turns on the light.
- The freakin’ clock hands animate!!