Half day Smart Home training

Hello everyone,

If you’re in the Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire or South Midlands area of the UK and want to come along to a Velbus training session, you’d be very welcome to attend a session with Proactive Technical Training in Tring (UK) on Jan 27th 2023.

Be aware that there are only 16 places available for this date, 14 places left as of Dec 6th 2022.

More details here


The longer term plan is that PTT will offer a more in-depth series of courses for people to attend before attempting the Velbus Installer exam.

(which we are creating… More details later)

We are also talking to the following colleges about running training courses for their year 2 & 3 electrical or plumbing students.

Once their Velbus hardware in place, there is a chance that the same venues will offer evening classes to contractors who want to upskill.

Moulton College
Lincoln College
MidKent Colleges


So it starts…

I’m really hoping that this is the start of the future for the next generation of experts.

The course leader for this group said that he’d never seen them so engaged , they really were interested in what I was showing them and what is possible with a well designed control backbone.

If you’re in the UK and you know a Further Education College that would welcome training for their Electrical or Plumbing students, please get in touch.

Further afield, please get in touch with Velbus head office or your local reseller.


What an amazing day

There were 12 thoroughly engaged people in the room today for a very intensive introduction to Velbus.

I wish I had taken more (read that as, some ) pictures.

Imagine these, but with people of all ages.


I’m enjoying this far more than I expected to.

The young people really want to know more.

If you have any opportunity to demo Velbus kit to our young people, please do it.
They really see the value.

I really didn’t think I’d be talking about Velbus so much at FOSdem this weekend.

I was happy to be there and talk about my experience with Openhab, but because I took a Velbus demo kit with me to show off how well it works with openHAB, people kept asking, “Ohhh !!! What’s that?”

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Back at the college training again.

This morning was full on with ~30 year 2 electrical students at MidKent college.

This afternoon sees the plumbers in the room


Yet another great session with Electrical apprentices, this time at Exeter College.

I just wish I’d remembered to ask someone to take some action shots :laughing:
We were just having too much fun