DIY DTMF Home Appliance Controller

 

 
We use many different types of communication in control applications to control home appliances, industrial appliances, and other types of automation. There are two types of communication that is we generally use – one is wired and other one is wireless. In wireless communication we transmits signal wirelessly, like using radio frequency (RF) and in wired communication in which we uses wires like copper wire. In this project “DTMF Based Home Appliance Controller” we are going to control our home appliances wirelessly using the DTMF technology.

Circuit Concept and Working

DTMF controlled home appliances project works over mobile DTMF technology that exists in Dial tone. DTMF stands for Dual Tone Multiple Frequency. There are some frequencies that we used to create DTMF tone. In simple words by adding or mixing two or more frequencies generates DTMF tone. These frequencies are given below:

DTMF Frequencies

In Given figure we can see two groups of different frequencies. When one upper and one lower frequencies mixed then a tone is created that tone we calls Dual Tone Multiple Frequency. In this project we control ac appliances by pressing dial pad keys like 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and more.

Block Diagram for DTMF Based Home Automation

Here we have connected a cell phone using aux wire to the DTMF decoder circuit. Before explaining the further working of project we need to know about the output of DTMF decoder for every key pressed.

Output of DTMF Decoder

In circuit diagram at K1, K2, K3 and K4 are 4 relays connected to the output of DTMF Decoder IC MT8870. Now when we press key 1 at the dial pad of mobile phone DTMF decodes this tone and generates a digital output given in table. Now According to given output in table Q1 is HIGH and Q1 is connected with Relay K1 which is turned ON. Similarly we can switch ON relays K2, K3, K4 by pressing 2, 4 and 8 keys respectively. Please refer the video for complete demo and assembly.

Components required :

1) 1 x DTMF Decoder Board (Buy here)
2) 1 x 4 Channel Relay Board (Buy here)
3) 10 x Female to Female Jumper Wires (Buy here)

Optional : 

1) Tools (Buy here)
2) 1 x BMES Power Supply Module (Buy here)

Connection Diagram & Files
 : Download here.

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