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Photocells and ports

Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:48 pm
by andyhook
Has anyone got experience of using photocell's with the ports on the STICK?

We need an external photocell/daylight sensor to switch on a STICK scene when daylight falls below a certain level and then off again when it gets light.


Any recommended photocells (UK sourced?)

Re: Photocells and ports

Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:12 am
by simonB
Hi Andy

Yes this is possible. You need to create a circuit which will trigger a connection between:
1. A one of the 8 port sockets and the GND socket when the light reaches below a certain level
2. Another port socket and a GND socket when the light reaches above a certain level

You can then assign these 2 port triggers to scenes in ESAPro.

The STICK now also supports sunrise/sunset times:
1. Open up the hardware tools application and select your country and city
2. Select "send the configuration file"
3. Open ESAPro and go to the calendar tab
4. Drag your scene onto the calendar
5. Double click your new time trigger and select sunrise or sunset