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Pidor is controlling the state of Level2 on the website, spaceapi and twitter
This documentation is work in progress, sorry about that.
connect the doorlock relay to gpio 7
connect button of doorlock to gpio 11
connect the 433mhz transmitter to pin 2 (gpio 17)
put raspian image on SD card and put into rPi
ssh to pi@<ip address>
if that does not work, edit the SD card and put into etc/rc.local "/etc/init.d/ssh start"
sudo bash # all is installed under root
apt-get install php5-curl # for twitter
apt-get install git # for getting this
apt-get install wiringpi # for the buttons and stuff
apt-get install gawk # raspian has mawk by default which lacks time functions
comment out the last 4 lines of rsyslogd.conf (for xconsole)
like explained here
cp -p systemfiles/sudoers.d/* /etc/sudoers.d/
mkdir /root/var # kinda important
put your ssh key in git and on the pi's /root/.ssh
cd /root
git clone
cd pidor
git config --global ""
git config --global pidor
# set fixed IP at end of /etc/dhcpcd.conf
interface eth0
static ip_address=
static routers=
static domain_name_servers=
put discard (for fstrim) in fstab
/dev/mmcblk0p2 / ext4 discard,defaults,noatime 0 1
NO systemd:
put this in /etc/inittab (see example in systemfiles/inittab)
# pidor
WITH systemd
cd systemfiles/
cp -p systemd/system/* /etc/systemd/system/
systemctl enable lockbutton.service beamerdetect.service ws4beamer_status.service peoplecounter-realtime.service caststatus.service
systemctl daemon-reload
systemctl start lockbutton.service beamerdetect.service ws4beamer_status.service peoplecounter-realtime.service caststatus.service
# get beamer status on port 5042
apt-get install python-flask
put the beamer IP into beamerip.txt
put the peoplecounter ip into peoplecounterip.txt
put entry for doorbuzz in /etc/hosts
ln lightcommander /usr/local/bin/ # this is quite important
fill in the crontab
* * * * * /root/pidor/scripts/
* * * * * /root/pidor/scripts/ > /run/spacestatus.out 2>&1
#needs an apache for the lights commander
apt-get install apache2 php5
cd ~/pidor/www && ./
service apache2 restart
# download windos sound bytes to /root/win
# e.g. here
mkdir /root/win
cd /root/win
If you have a chromecast, script to switch off if chromecast is iddle:
cd ~/pidor
git clone
cd pychromecast
sudo apt-get install python-dev python-pip
sudo pip install --upgrade pip
sudo pip install -r requirements.txt