I’m hoping I may be able to get some assistance with a digital dome upgrade program. Inspired by @stochastic_forest.
These are my thoughts so far.
These nodes need to be low cost waterproof units with sensing and illumination capabilities. These will be located within the geo-dome hubs. It should be possible to trigger and view from both sides (internal and external).
The nodes need to be capable of large Batak game as a dome-wide network.
All nodes will be required to be networked to a central controller.
Strut ‘A’ length: 1.77
Strut ‘B’ length: 2.00
Surface area: 66
Floor area: 32.5
Choosing the type of network is crucial first step.
|Wired +||Wired -||Wireless +||Wireless -|
|Low cost microcontroller (ATtiny85).||Will require additional networking hardware. Ethernet or CAN bus.||Esp8266 type microcontroller with built in networking.||Will require Batteries to be bought and requires replacement.|
|No Batteries required. Use POE/ CAN bus power.||Increased dome build time with wiring. Approx 35m of wiring.||Not wired so faster onsite installation.||May be harder to waterproof battery compartment.|
• LED (RGBW?) – For Batak and light displays.
• LDR - Used for Daylight Sensing and as Batak sensor/ button.
• Network interface
• Power supply/ Battery
I would be very interested in any suggestions, help or advise.