HOME I/O- Bringing Home Automation

Enter & Explore A Smart House Simulation using PLC Logics in Connect I/O
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  • Lectures 38
  • Length 4.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2014 English

Course Description

Home I/O is an educational software which simulates a smart house and allows you to learn and improve your skills in home automation, heat transfer, energy efficiency and much more.

It can be as simple as controlling any of the available devices, like a motorized garage door or a thermostat, or as sophisticated as setting up a network to enable centralized control of the entire home.

What this course includes?

  • High Quality Video Tutorials which will explains "How to use Soft PLC Logics to control Home I/O Environment"?
  • Digital & Analog Signal Manipulation
  • Latching & Unlatching Operation
  • Study of Motion Detection, Security Lock & Intruder Alert by Soft PLC Logics
  • Soft PLC Fundamental Logics- NO, NC, SR, RS, TON, TOFF, CTU, CTD, CTUD, ASSIGN, Real Time Control
  • Supported Manuals & Documents

What Home I/O Consist?

174 Controllable Devices

More than 400 I/O points. Interact with all the lighting, heating, motorized, intrusion security and domestic safety devices in one of the three available Modes: Wired, Console and External.

Home Automation Console

Practice centralized control of the house by creating specific scenarios in the Console Mode for different situations like Vacations, Security & Monitoring or Energy Management.

Connect External Technologies

Use Connect I/O to get unlimited possibilities by accessing and controlling Home I/O through external technologies, like PLC, microcontrollers, etc.

Heat Transfer

A simplified model was created to enable a real time representation of how heat transfers between different bodies. It's advised to use the faster than real time mode to observe these phenomena since they are typically slow. The existing coloured Minimap allows you to see how temperature changes inside every room.

Analyse And Learn About Energy Efficiency

Alter all the parameters of the house and learn about energy efficiency by observing and analysing the consumption of energy or cost per hour, day, week and month.

What are the requirements?

  • Home I/O - 3 Months Licensed Software

What am I going to get from this course?

  • To Learn Home Automation Concept
  • Program & Control Smart House via Connect I/O
  • Learn the application of FBD Programming in Home Automation

Who is the target audience?

  • High School Students
  • Science & Engineering Students
  • Techies & Geeks

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to Home I/O
Understanding the Environment & Smart House Building
Download HOME I/O & CONNECT I/O Software
Types of Sensors & Actuators- Analog & Digital
Section 2: Automation of Entrance Gate via Connect I/O
Open the Gate using Infrared Sensor 1
Latching the Open Operation of Gate
Latching the Open/Close Operation of the Gate
Section 3: Exercise for Practice- Automating the Gate via Connect I/O
Time Conditional Opening of Gate
Count Condition in Closing the Gate
How to read Real Time Values in HOME I/O
Real Time based Opening of Gate
Section 4: Automation of Garden & Pool Light via Connect I/O
Automatic Turn ON/OFF Garden Light using Brightness Sensor
Analog Automatic ON/OFF of Garden Light using Brightness Sensor
Section 5: Exercise for Practice: Automation of Garden & Pool Light via Connect I/O
Real Time Control of Garden & Pool Light
Section 6: Automation of Garage via Connect I/O
Latching & Unlatching the Door by Infrared Sensors
Time Conditional Unlatching of Door
Lights ON/OFF using Motion Detector
Lights ON/OFF using Real Time & Brightness Sensor
Section 7: Automation of Entrance Door by Connect I/O
Turn ON the Entrance Light using Motion Sensor
Adding Security Alert in Entrance Door
Section 8: Control of Lights, Roller Shades, Security Alert in Block E
Understanding Security Lock Device
How to raise an Alarm for Unauthorized Entry?
Controlling Roller Shades
Temperature Control using Thermostat & Heater
Section 9: Energy Saving in Temperature Controller
Siren Alert in "Door Open" State in Temperature Controlled Room
Section 10: Controlling Room Section A in Home I/O
Automatic Control of Roller Shades at different Time interval
Smoke Alert in the Room
Section 11: Course wrap-up Guide
Home I/O User Guide
22 pages
Associated Memory Addresses
9 pages
Engine I/O - Getting Started
1 page
Section 12: Home IO Interface with DAQ Card Experiments
Controlling Home IO by External Switches via DAQ Card
Controlling Home IO by External Potentiometer via DAQ Card
Controlling Home IO by PLC- Allen Bradley Micrologix 1400
Section 13: Home I/O Activities
Activity 1- Latching the Open & Close Operation of the Gate
9 pages
Activity 2- Analog Control Operation in Home IO
6 pages
Activity 3 - Intruder Alert- Raising an Alarm for Unauthorized Entry
6 pages
Activity 4 - Controlling Home IO using External Devices
7 pages
Activity 5- Analog Control of Home IO using DAQ
6 pages
Activity 6 - PLC Controlled of Home IO using DAQ Card
9 pages

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Instructor Biography

Mr Rajvir Singh, Mechatronics Engineer

      I am working as an Educator Associate Director, NFI- INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION TRAINING ACADEMY, INDIA. We provide hand on training on Industrial Control, PLC, HMI, AC Drives - VFD & Servo, Hydraulics & Pneumatics.


      • Awarded Silver Medal in Graduation Electronics & Instrumentation (2013)
      • Given On-site Training on Industrial Automation in Industries like ITC, USV, Asian Paints, Patanjali – World’s largest Food & Herbal Park, Stylum, Panchkula & in many Engineering Colleges/Universities in Punjab & Himachal Pradesh, India.
      • Published around 200 Intellectual Questionnaires on PLC, Servo, VFD, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, PID, Analog/Digital Cards & Industrial Control (2012)
      • Designed Flexible Learning Trainers for teaching each on Allen Bradley, Siemens & Delta PLC, HMI, Delta/ Panasonic Servo’s, VFD’s & Sensors
      • Demonstrated Electro- Pneumatic Robotic Arm to Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (Former India President) on the eve of Inauguration of IDEA Factory
      • Designed & published 120 circuits diagrams on Industrial Control, Digital Electronics circuits, PLC Circuits, Electro- Pneumatics & Electro- Hydraulics circuits (2010)
      • Achieved 3rd Position among top 15 Mechatronic Engineers in ISTC (2008)

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