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ZigBee Only "Peanut" Class Product Ideas
« on: April 08, 2015, 10:40:04 am »
So we now have the Peanut Plug as a Securifi product. What other products are people thinking? I will set some ground rules:
A) Must be reasonably low-cost (target sale price $40USD or less, so production cost $20USD or less).
B) Using ZigBee HA 1.2 or Light Link (not sure exactly the "rules" that adds, but obviously not Z-Wave).
C) If battery powered it would be a plus to allow a power plug.
D) If AC it should also act as a repeater (not sure if this is in the standards now)

Here are a couple of my thoughts (I feel all of them are geared towards the diy field, like home automation at the moment, with more refined products based from these):
1) Simple output device. Possibly multiple models but would like to see something hitting at least 4 outputs. Not talking AC here. Drive an array of optoisolators. That way someone could use it to trigger whatever further system someone wants to connect to it.
2) Simple output device. Basically the reverse of the above. Allow it to receive on/off state changes over the input array. A more advanced version could allow for Analog reading over a power range (0-10v dc seems common enough).
3) Servo controller. A ZigBee controlled servo. Value controls the degree it is facing. Start with 360 servos, but allow ranges to be set in software, which could allow for other servos.
4) DC relay. Similar to 1 above but actually containing an array of relays for low voltages, like 5v or 12v models.
5) ZigBee doorbell set. Simple ZigBee button (could be used for anything) and a matching ZigBee sound unit. Values select from possible noises it could make. They DO NOT need to talk to each other, just sold as a set. Although having one as a secondary controller would have obvious benefits especially if they come pre-paired.
6) Garden stakes lights. The simple, shove it in the ground, has some LEDs with a battery and solar panel. Integrated weather sensors. If it went full multi-sensor with motion and controllable RGB LEDs that would be pretty nice.
Almond 3 mesh handling the home.

 

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