|This project is for a range of low voltage keypads suitable for Home
Automation. They are designed to fit into standard single or 2 gang
boxes of 35 mm depth. Each keypad has several options such as
The keypad is controlled by a PIC 16C84 microcontroller which
communicates via RS485 with a central controller. It is connected by a
single CAT5 cable. For HA systems based around commercial controllers
the keypad can be built without the PIC and the buttons and LED's can be
interfaced directly to digital inputs and outputs on the host system
although this would require a multicore cable containing as many as 36
wires depending on which options were taken.
- Size of Faceplate
- LCD display.
- Number of Buttons.
- Layout of
- Number and type of LED's.
- Infra Red Reciever.
- Infra Red Blaster.
Prototype Keypad pictured right
As you can see from this rear view of the keypad this is
definately a prototype!