an Open Architecture DIY PLC miniBMS
a super controller for your own projects
a mini Building energy Management System
a PLC I/O extension board
independent of Internet, beyond the Cloud
freedom of privacy
designed for Raspberry Pi
Open DIY PLC & Building Management System
machinon is an Open Architecture DIY PLC & Building Automation device with interoperability at its core.
You want to integrate within an industrial or domestic environment, you can now!
Lack of Internet privacy is like living in a glass house in the middle of a city.
Your privacy is your family, your business, your IP, your safety.
machinon believes Internet and Cloud services are tools and should be used as such, not as a core operation system.
Upgrading and Scaling
Freedom of privacy to own your data, your cameras, your events, your routines. All of it stays at home with you where it belongs.
Freedom of upgrading and scaling your own Building Management System or PLC control without any red tape, with open architecture & protocols.
Freedom to change, use, modify any software you want on the popular Intel UpBoard or Raspberry Pi without compromising the hardware underneath.
Freedom of ownership, own your Control System without ties, contracts or locked in to any hardware & software vendor.
machinon uses Open Source software on its Host computer so you can use, modify and influence its usage and future
In order to interface with the real world, you need to sense the work fast and accurately. machinon does that for you
The interface is easy for anyone to operate it, yet advanced enough to let you do very complex algorithms too. machinon also brings a lot of power to the edge [edge computing]. Having cloud power is good, and when we talk about automation, having it at the edge is even better!
You want things to happen fast, in real time and most importantly, if the network is down, your home will still operate.
Having an open architecture means you truly own the system, you have the freedom to install any software and scale the hardware as you want, giving you freedom of choice and full ownership
What really makes great Hardware great, is even greater Software.
Push & Email Notifications
Interactive Floor Plan
machinon's vision is to be compatible with easy and powerful Open Soure Automation software like Domoticz, Home Assistant, OpenHab... Out of the box we selected Domoticz for its easiness to operate, very lightweight application and extremely powerful scripting rule engine.
The interface to Machinon hardware is done via the Host board UART and SPI interface using MySensors commands. Simple for any software to talk to it, and best of all, you do not have to worry about accuracy, precision, interrupts or even setting up hardware I/Os. All that has been done for you via UI.
machinon is an independent Smart extension board for the Intel Raspberry Pi, resulting into an advanced DIY PLC & Building Energy Management System controller.
High accuracy Frequency Input
Real Time Clock
Atmel Xmega processors
Isolated Digital Inputs
Digital input status LEDs
CT Rogowski coil inputs
Generic status LED
Digital Output status LEDs
Digital Outputs (open drain)
The I/Os have been designed with industrial tolerance in mind. Even if it ends up in a home, it has to last many years.
All of the I/Os have protection and in particular the Inputs are opto-isolated so your Host computer does not get damaged ever.
The power supply input accepts industrial standard wide input from 10Vdc to 24Vdc
The analogue inputs have a 14 bit resolution compatible with Vdc and mA signals
The most exciting part of machinon's I/Os is that all of the Inputs and Outputs are Smart I/Os. What is a Smart I/O?