0122-26 Simple Thermostat
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UniPi as a simple thermostat
This folder contains the source files for the demonstration project on using REXYGEN on the Raspberry Pi minicomputer with the UniPi extension board.
In this example the UniPi is configured to act as a simple thermostat. The temperature is measured by the 1-Wire DS18B20 sensor and the onboard relay 1 is switched on and off with a hysteresis of 0.5°C.
The measured temperature and status of the relay is recorded in the TRND blocks which allow displaying of the trends (graphs).
Timing of the project
The algorithm runs each 500 milliseconds (0.5 s). See the EXEC function block,
tick x ntick0 = 0.05 x 10 = 0.5
- REXYGEN Runtime Core and RPiDrv modules must be installed and running on the Raspberry Pi.
- Owserver (part of the OWFS package) must be installed, correctly configured and running on the Raspberry Pi.
- I2C bus must be enabled on the Raspberry Pi.
- The wiring must comply with the attached schematics.
Running the example
- The *exec.mdl file is the project main file, open it with REXYGEN Studio.
- Specify the 64-bit ROM ID of the attached temperature sensor. See the 1-Wire driver manual below.
- Compile and download the project to the target device.
- Switch to watch mode and observe the algorithm (use Target->Watch Selection to display data).
- Press F1 for help on the selected function block in the REXYGEN Studio.
- Getting started with REXYGEN and UniPi board (Raspberry Pi)
- RPiDrv - Raspberry Pi driver (including PiFace Digital, UniPi v1.1 Intellisys PIO)
- OwsDrv - 1-Wire driver
- REXYGEN Studio User Guide
- Function blocks of REXYGEN
- More info about the UniPi board can be found at unipi.technology.
- Raspberry Pi is a trademark of the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
- 1-Wire is a trademark of Maxim Integrated.
- Visit the REXYGEN webpage for more information about the example projects and developing advanced automation and control solutions using REXYGEN.