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Irrighino, an Arduino Yun Based Watering System

Irrighino, an Arduino Yun Based Watering System | Home Automation | Scoop.it
There are many different ways to keep your plants watered on a schedule. [Luca Dentella] just created a new one by building the irrighino watering system. He used standard off the shelf, hardware to keep it simple.
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Airboxlab - Open-source air quality monitor

Airboxlab - Open-source air quality monitor | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Airboxlab measures: Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Particulate Matter, CO2, Temperature, Humidity.
 
It is specially tailored for indoor spaces, where we spend up to 90% of our time.
 
Airboxlab is open-source and you can make it at your local workshop and start empowering your community.
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Control Nest Devices with Amazon Echo

Control Nest Devices with Amazon Echo | Home Automation | Scoop.it
[ZPriddy] was looking for a way to control his Nest thermostats with Amazon Echo. He didn’t want to settle for using AWS or some other hosted service. [ZPriddy] wanted something that he could host and manage completely on his own.
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Arduino anti-theft complete alarm

Arduino anti-theft complete alarm | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Complete anti-theft alarm compatible with any kind of sensors, with RFID recognition, GSM and web server, based on Arduino Mega.
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Arduino ACS712 Current Sensor

Arduino ACS712 Current Sensor | Home Automation | Scoop.it
The ACS712 is a very easy to use bi -directional current sensor. It comes in 5, 20, and 30 amp versions, and there's only one line of code that needs to be changed depending on which unit you have.
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Build Your Own Spa or Pool Monitor

Build Your Own Spa or Pool Monitor | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Anyone who has owned a hot tub knows that without keeping a close eye on the water with test strips and water test kits, ...
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Perfuino, the Arduino for Prototypers

Perfuino, the Arduino for Prototypers | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Yes, it's another barebones Arduino, but the additional prototyping space makes it a unique and very handy board to have. The Atmega328 is socketed, so if you do something crazy, you are back in business for under $5.
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WIFI Web Power Switch with ESP8266

WIFI Web Power Switch with ESP8266 | Home Automation | Scoop.it
This tutorial shows how to remotely switch a high power voltage with a cheap esp8266 wifi module. Nice for home automation appliances.
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Introducing ESPToy 1.2 (with Lua Firmware)

Introducing ESPToy 1.2 (with Lua Firmware) | Home Automation | Scoop.it
A little while back I released the very first version of ESPToy — a ESP8266 Development Board with a few useful on-board components like color LED, button, and temperature sensor.
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Raspberry Pi Solar Weather Station

Raspberry Pi Solar Weather Station | Home Automation | Scoop.it
"I wanted to build a Raspberry Pi weather station that was able to sustain itself off grid and send me the results through a wireless connection, from anywhere! This project really has had its challenges, but luckily powering the Raspberry Pi is one of the main challenges that has been made easy by using the PiJuice as a power supply with it's added solar support."
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Control a Lamp Remotely Using the ESP8266 WiFi Chip

Control a Lamp Remotely Using the ESP8266 WiFi Chip | Home Automation | Scoop.it
The ESP8266 is an amazing WiFi chip that can be used in several home automation applications. In this article, we are going to use it to control a lamp remotely via WiFi.
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Getting Started With the ESP8266 Chip

Getting Started With the ESP8266 Chip | Home Automation | Scoop.it
The ESP866 is a tiny WiFi chip that has the huge advantage to come at a ridiculous price point: $5.It is perfect to be uses in home automation: low price and easy to use with AT commands.
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Measuring Wind Speed with an Arduino / Anemometer

Measuring Wind Speed with an Arduino / Anemometer | Home Automation | Scoop.it
A while back, we got a set of weather sensors from Sparkfun. It includes a Anemometer (speed), Wind Vane (direction), and a Rain Gauge.
I used a hand held wind speed device to calibrate my Arduino code.
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Remote control with Raspberry Pi and Phidget WebService

Remote control with Raspberry Pi and Phidget WebService | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Enable your Raspberry to control relay, led, sensor and digital input remotely with Phidget WebService. The Phidget WebService is a background proces...

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How to Choose Your ESP8266 Module

The ESP8266 is an amazing chip for all your home automation & Internet of Things projects. This chip costs less than $5, has WiFi connectivity, an onboard processor, and is compatible with the Arduino IDE.
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Spark-core Smart Air Conditioner

Spark-core Smart Air Conditioner | Home Automation | Scoop.it
This project uses a simple IR Transmitter (in this case I used a Max Power LED kit to extend the range but any IR LED would do) connected to a spark-core, to send IR commands to the Air conditioning unit over the internet.
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Gautier's comment, July 16, 8:51 AM
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More GPIOs For The ESP8266

More GPIOs For The ESP8266 | Home Automation | Scoop.it
The ESP8266 is an incredible piece of hardware; it’s a WiFi module controllable over a serial port, it’s five freaking dollars, and if that’s not enough, there’s a microcontroller on board.
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Wifi Weather Web Server

Wifi Weather Web Server | Home Automation | Scoop.it
It's Alive, It's Alive. Ok, sounds better if done with a Dr. Frankenstein accent, but the Arduino WiFi wireless weather Server is alive.
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Control a Lamp From Your Smartphone Using the WildFire Board

When it comes to building an home automation project using Arduino & WiFi, my favourite choice is usually the CC3000 WiFi chip...
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Unix On Your Breadboard

Unix On Your Breadboard | Home Automation | Scoop.it
As smartphones continue to get bigger and bigger, the race to have the smallest chip running Unix (or Linux, as the case may be) is still on.
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ESP8266: Good enough for a battery powered sensor?

ESP8266: Good enough for a battery powered sensor? | Home Automation | Scoop.it
During the last 2 weeks I’ve collected a lot of ESP-8266 power usage charts as shown here. Enough to conclude that a ESP8266 can be used to build battery powered sensors
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Arduino IDE Improvements

Arduino IDE Improvements | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Big things are happening! Sceptical? Download the latest Arduino IDE, and go to Sketch - Include Library - Manage Libraries
The new IDE is much more responsive as well!
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Getting Started with Intel Edison Mini Breakout Board

Getting Started with Intel Edison Mini Breakout Board | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Let’s start exploring a bit more about Intel Edison. As you may already know, Intel provides 2 different hardware platforms to work with Edison development board: the core module is called Intel Edison Compute Module, while the 2 extension boards are called Intel Edison Arduino Board and Intel Edison Breakout Board respectively. We refer to them as the Arduino module and mini-breakout board, respectively. The tutorial of this week is called Getting Started with Intel Edison Mini Breakout Board:
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Motion Controlled Cabinet Light

Motion Controlled Cabinet Light | Home Automation | Scoop.it

In our kitchen, the light that falls on the counter is blocked by the kitchen cabinets. It would be nice to have some light when preparing food, but often when you need light, your hands are dirty. I came up with the idea of running a strip of LEDs under the cabinets and being able to control them by waving your hand under the cabinet to turn them on. You can adjust the brightness by moving your hand down from just under the cabinet to counter level to control brightness based on the distance from the cabinet.

I am using an ultrasonic range sensor to determine the hand distance between the cabinet and the counter. I don't want to run the sensor all the time because, even though we can't hear the 40kHz chirp, I imagine the dogs and bird (our pets) can hear it. Additionally, I imagine there is a limited lifetime on the sensor. So I added a pyroelectric infrared (PIR) sensor that will only activate the ranging when it senses movement around the counter.

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Gary Barclay's curator insight, March 21, 6:24 AM

Finally a useful task for HA.