I am a new member of this community and am looking for some help with the new device. After a lot of research and back and forth, I was finally able to work out a deal with a manufacturer to create a Zigbee based roller blind solution.
I am interested in automating my roller blinds. The current available solutions (Ex. Somfy) is not intelligent and there is always an extra cost associated with the setup.
Advantages over the existing solution:
Works on Zigbee
No intermediate device required (ZRTSI)
Intelligent motor (Gives feedback - 7%, 24%, 76%, 100% covered etc - Curtain level)
Works on 24vdc (got my home prewired with low voltage wiring to every window)
Got the document.
Prototype is ready to get shipped to me after I confirm
The motor has the following specs:
Texas Instruments CC2530 is used in SOC and Z-Stack
Mesh 1.0.0 is used in protocol stack
I am developer myself… but new to the smartthings world. So, please let me know if I need to look out for anything specific in the motor. Also, do the above specs work with smartthings hub ? Apologies if my questions are naive!
Let me know if you need additional information regarding the motor. Your help is much appreciated!
Thank you for your response. I did look into this solution.
Shade + Tubular Motor (retrofit) + Monoprice Zwave device = $100 + $50 + $20 = $170 (approx)
We cannot ascertain the exact level of the roller shade
Cannot change the speed of the motor
Cannot set various limits for the motor
Solution I’m working on:
Shade + Tubular Motor (Retrofit) = $100 + $65 = $160 (approx)
May work with ST
Can change the speed of the motor
Can determine the position of the roller shade
For me, a Zigbee based motor solution makes more sense!
This will be a great solution if it really works with ST. When you say that you have worked out a deal with a manufacturer what does it mean? Is the manufacturer going to make one just for you? Or are you going to make this zigbee version by partnering with the manufacturer?
thanks for checking! yeah… after months of working and lots of back and forth… i do have a working prototype ready I will create a small video and post it here… the motor has pretty good functionality:
Set speed of motor (going up and going down)
Add middle points to the motor (click down or up and stop at certain predefined points)
Reverse up and down directions (down for up and vice-versa)
Hi… Using standard Zigbee Switch handler the roller shutter works…
If i click “on” It full open and of i click “off” It full close. Also the default handler read the status correctly.
Someone can help me Just to make cosmetics change (change icon and product type).
Also of it’s possibile add a stop button…
Thanks to all