What it’s all about?

What it’s all about ?

I am Chris aka leader21. Maybe you have met me before on the pimatic forum or even on several online games.
My latest passion is home automation. Guess most of you will know me from the pimatic home automation project where I am one of the team members and the admin of the forum.
Actually I am 40 years old (born 1975), married, having 2 kids and having a privatley owned home. My apprenticeship is industrial business management assistant (so usually nothing common with coding and computing ๐Ÿ˜‰

How i came to pimatic?

In 2014 I installed some automatic shutters controlled via the REV iControl system. Very soon I hit the wall in customising the software. There has been only limited space for time tables but i had too much hardware devices to control. I quickly realized that the REV hard and software was underdeveloped, so I was seeking for better alternatives.

First I discovered pilight that I installed on my raspberry Pi1 with only 5 shutter devices and an outdoor RF weather sensor. That worked very well and I was satisfied for the time being. In the pilight forum I discovered a thread about pimatic and its possibilities with pilight. At this time pimatic hasn’t had the option to use RF, so a combination of pilight and pimatic was a good solution.

Some time later pimatic offered the homeduino solution for RF receiving and transmitting. The protocol database grew very quickly and I switched over from pilight to pimatic completely without missing a thing ๐Ÿ™‚
On January 2015 I became a member of the pimatic developers team.
Well, I am no real “coder” and have some basic programming skills, but the head of pimatic – sweetpi – originated the forum and so I became the admin and moderator of it.
Personally I would say that I am a good talkmaster, so I mediate between the user and the developers, just like an interface ๐Ÿ˜‰

Since more than a year I now am administrating the pimatic forum and facebook and still have fun with every posting from you! So keep it up guys!
Well, now here is my new experience – the pimatic web blog! I am going to tell you how pimatic affects my life.
That’s my first blog ever, so I need “to grow into it” bit by bit.ย  Please excuse some mistakes I am doing ๐Ÿ˜‰

Now I wish you very much fun in reading my blogs and maybe recreate some projects of mine !
If you have any improvement or comments just let me know at chris@pimatic.org or, at the forum or here at the blog.