I recently read about the uRADMonitor project and contacted Radu who runs the project to get on board and get a unit up and running here in Australia.
You can read about that building of the board here which in it’s self is amazing to see.
Bit over three weeks in the mail and here it is 🙂
The unit is to be mounted outside under my veranda which means getting both network and power out to the unit. I opted to do a somewhat DIY POE method to save running multiple cables.
This involves splitting out the two unused pairs in the CAT5 cable (Brown & Blue) at both the switch end and the unit end to allow power to be “injected” at the switch and extracted again at the unit end.
In my setup I have only connected the data wires to the patch panel and the power wires are connected to a length of wiring running off to the power supply as shown below:
Then at the unit end the data wires are terminated and the power wires split away for a power jack to be soldered onto.
Next came mounting…
Connected up the power and is now transmitting away 🙂