The new ROBOTICS TXT Smart Home allows first experiences of the Smart Home to be gathered in a fun way. The Smart Home is bang on trend, and the subject currently on everybody’s lips. But what does Smart Home actually mean? Smart Home is an umbrella term for technical processes and systems with which electronic devices and technology in the home can be controlled remotely, for example, via a smartphone.
With Smart Home, it is now possible to connect all household technology (such as heating, lamps), or household devices such as the cooker or refrigerator, and control and monitor them with a mobile phone.
Intelligent heating can, for example, determine varying room temperatures in individual areas of the home, depending on outside temperatures, and use this to control the radiators.
It is even possible to adjust lights in the home conveniently via an app. A camera will even allow the house to be monitored from a holiday on the beach, for example. Incredibly intelligent!
“Intelligent living” is designed to improve quality of life and living, to ensure security and to organise efficient use of energy.
Our models are all related to this “efficient living”.
This stationary sensor station made of 220 parts is equipped with various actuators and sensors and with a moveable camera. Six different models can be constructed from this kit, which can be programmed and controlled with ROBO Pro software and the ROBOTICS TXT Controller.
Different sensors enable the measurement of various types of data such as air temperature, humidity, sound volume and much more. The LED display or alarm sounds show when certain values are exceeded. The moveable camera can also trigger an alarm when movement is detected in the room and take a snapshot.
The data recorded by the sensors can be collected and represented graphically in the fischertechnik Cloud. When the TXT Smart Home is connected to Wi-Fi, it is very simple to control the models remotely when away from home. The sensor data can be stored in the Cloud and accessed from anywhere in the world. So using a user interface, the so-called “dashboard”, the various sensor data can be permanently monitored, and the movement of the camera can be controlled.
The accompanying instructional booklet provides helpful background information, projects and programmer tips.
The environment sensor can take four different measurements: It measures the temperature in °C, relative humidity in %, air pressure in hPa and air quality (value 0-500). The data is transmitted via an I2C interface.
With fischertechnik, the data is uploaded to the fischertechnik Cloud via the Internet with the TXT Controller. Data stored in the fischertechnik Cloud is protected in a personal account with password access and can only be accessed by the relevant user. fischertechnik fulfils all statutory requirements of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation regarding personal data. The servers over which our Cloud is operated are located in Germany. This ensures that European requirements regarding the storage of data are met.
There is a so-called “Dashboard” within the fischertechnik Cloud which displays an overview of the data recorded. This means that data is accessible at a glance at any time.
Please observe the following notes if the TXT Controller is operated in the so-called WLAN client mode:
- Always activate the WLAN encryption WPA2 in the TXT WLAN settings when you connect the TXT controller in WLAN client mode to a WLAN network.
- Do not operate unknown or untrusted devices in the same wireless network with the TXT controller.
- Select WLAN keys correspondingly complex, e.g. the preset WLAN keys of the current routers
- Do not give the WLAN key to third parties
This ensures that your TXT controller is reliably protected against unauthorized access even in this operating mode.