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Video: Raspberry Pi and Siri Hack Controls Garage Door

Video: Raspberry Pi and Siri Hack Controls Garage Door | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Here’s a nice little hack using Siriproxy running on a Raspberry Pi, connected to a relay attached to a motorised garage door system.  Check out the video and the forum post for the code… raspberrypi.org   :   raspberry pi on Amazon Want More?
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Here is a nice usage of Siri Proxy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NUJ5z76Xv5o) .


Siri Proxy is open source (https://github.com/plamoni/SiriProxy) and can be installed at home to control what you want with Siri on your iphone without jailbreack.


See this demo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN6wy0keQqo


Siri Proxy can be installed on raspberry PI with this project : http://sourceforge.net/projects/siriproxyrpi/

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Best ways to power a Arduino according to your need

Best ways to power a Arduino according to your need | Home Automation | Scoop.it

In this post I will describe what is the best way to power a Arduino according to your needs. Of course according to your needs, the way you power your Arduino system, is very important. If you want to make a system connected to a wall plug it is much easier than running an autonomous system on battery

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Cloud-Connected Weather Station with the Arduino Yun & Temboo

Cloud-Connected Weather Station with the Arduino Yun & Temboo | Home Automation | Scoop.it

In this article, you are going to build a weather measurement station that will automatically send data to the cloud using the Temboo service

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The Parce Intelligent Energy Saving Program will do all the hard work for you

The Parce Intelligent Energy Saving Program will do all the hard work for you | Home Automation | Scoop.it

There are so many appliances, gadgets, and gizmos in our home that it’s hard to monitor how much energy we use

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Fibaro Launch New Home Center Lite Home Automation Controller

Fibaro Launch New Home Center Lite Home Automation Controller | Home Automation | Scoop.it

Building on the success of their award winning Home Center 2, Polish smart home specialist Fibaro have today announced a brand new home automation controller, the Home Center Lite.

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Sigfox. Playing with starter kit

Sigfox. Playing with starter kit | Home Automation | Scoop.it
In this post I’m going to talk about “Internet of thing” using a new wireless network: Sigfox.
“SIGFOX is the first cellular network operator to provide a low cost data transmission service.
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Wireless Relay Control with Arduino & the CC3000 WiFi chip

Wireless Relay Control with Arduino & the CC3000 WiFi chip | Home Automation | Scoop.it

Controlling relays is a central piece in any home automation system. With them, you can easily switch on and off any electrical device in your home, like lights. This project is the second part of a series showing you how to use Arduino & the CC3000 WiFi chip for home automation purposes. The first part was dedicated to how to read data wirelessly from a temperature & humidity sensor.

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Arduino temperature sensor comparison

Arduino temperature sensor comparison | Home Automation | Scoop.it

In this post, I will compare several Arduino compatible sensors.

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Introducing Wit Speech API: Json API for Voice commands

Introducing Wit Speech API: Json API for Voice commands | Home Automation | Scoop.it

Voice commands are the future. Science-fiction has had them for decades and yet, we still have to reach for the remote to turn on the TV or set an alarm. Our mission is to change this. Adding a voice interface to an app or device should be simple.

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Savant Ships Wi-Fi Remote Control

Savant Ships Wi-Fi Remote Control | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Savant has announced it’s shipping its Wi-Fi-based Universal Remote.  The unit features a new user interface and a 1.7-inch colour display.
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SMS Text Message Controlled Heating Programmer and Thermostat

SMS Text Message Controlled Heating Programmer and Thermostat | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Here’s another interesting smart home heating controller that just hit our inbox.  The £180 PT32-GST from Audon Electronics is a room programmer and thermostat and allows you to control your home heating system with SMS Text messages.
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Video: Kwikset Kevo Bluetooth Door Lock Controlled from your Smartphone

Video: Kwikset Kevo Bluetooth Door Lock Controlled from your Smartphone | Home Automation | Scoop.it
The Kevo deadbolt from Kwikset uses Bluetooth Low Energy and an app for your smartphone to allow you to unlock your door just by touching it.
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View the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPMf2HL938c 

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How to control DI.O devices with a Raspberry

How to control DI.O devices with a Raspberry | Home Automation | Scoop.it
In this post, I will explain or describe how to control DI.O (from Chacon) with a Raspberry Pi and some cheap component.
Price: less than 90$
 
DI.O devices are produced by Chacon and allow to manage 220V device via radio transmission (433Mhtz).
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Why using X10 for home automation

Why using X10 for home automation | Home Automation | Scoop.it
“X10 is a protocol for communication among electronic devices used for home automation (domotics). It primarily uses power line wiring for signaling and control, where the signals involve brief radio frequency bursts representing digital information.
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The Droplet Sprinkler – Waste not, want not

The Droplet Sprinkler – Waste not, want not | Home Automation | Scoop.it
In a time where we need to manage our money very carefully as to not end up at the poverty line, it pays to be efficient.
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How to pick a wireless solution for your home automation project ? - Open Home Automation

How to pick a wireless solution for your home automation project ? - Open Home Automation | Home Automation | Scoop.it
More and more open-source projects in home automation these days are “connected” in some way. For example, you want to build a single wireless motion sensor based on Arduino. Or you want to build a full home automation system with many modules communicating together and with a central node. Or you just want a small …
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Running Atmega328 in a standalone mode without Arduino Shield

Running Atmega328 in a standalone mode without Arduino Shield | Home Automation | Scoop.it
In this post I will describe how to use a Atmega328P chip without Arduino board.
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433Mhtz RF communication between Arduino and Raspberry Pi: Arduino as receiver

433Mhtz RF communication between Arduino and Raspberry Pi: Arduino as receiver | Home Automation | Scoop.it
In a previous post I explained how to communicate between Arduino and Raspberry Pi via 433Mhtz devices. In this previous post, Arduino is used as emitter and Raspberry is used as receiver.
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Wireless Camera with Arduino and the CC3000 WiFi chip

Wireless Camera with Arduino and the CC3000 WiFi chip | Home Automation | Scoop.it
One nice thing to have in any home automation or alarm system is a camera to see what’s going on remotely. Of course, such solutions already exists, and you even have WiFi cameras that you can buy for under $50.
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Video Grabber for Raspberry Pi

Video Grabber for Raspberry Pi | Home Automation | Scoop.it

In order to create ambilight effect for any video signal, the key thing is to buy the right video grabber. When you see that someone installed “easycap” grabber you may suspect that when you buy one you will have the setup that is ready to use. This is very wrong assumption… :) unless you are lucky – and this is why…


Installation and testing of the grabber consists of several steps:

  • You need to have specific version of Raspbian in order to install and use video grabbers. For utv007 the one from 2013-07-26 worked the best. For stk1160 the one from September’13. Download it and dump to sd card.
  • Configure raspbian by extending the partitions (through raspi-config)
  • Install the driver
  • Install mplayer
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Monitor temperature with 1 wire devices

Monitor temperature with 1 wire devices | Home Automation | Scoop.it

1-Wire is a device communications bus system designed by Dallas Semiconductor Corp. that provides low-speed data, signaling, and power over a single signal. 1-Wire is similar in concept to I²C, but with lower data rates and longer range.

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Build your Own Home Automation System: Choosing the Right Technologies

Build your Own Home Automation System: Choosing the Right Technologies | Home Automation | Scoop.it

On this website, you’ll find a lot of articles to get you started with DIY home automation: you can easily learn how to build a simple wireless motion detector with Arduino, control a relay from anywhere with the Raspberry Pi,...

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Really interesting article to start with Home Automation

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Lightberry – your RPi ambilight-like system

Lightberry – your RPi ambilight-like system | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Hi All,As you might have noticed we’ve been not “very active” in adding new tutorials to the site. It is not because we were lazy… actually it is the opposite.
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Using the Fibaro Wall Plug

Short video showing how the Fibaro Wall Plug displays power consumption and reports actual values in the VERA Z-Wave Controller.

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Controlling water heater with Arduino Yún

Controlling water heater with Arduino Yún | Home Automation | Scoop.it

This week I’m going to introduce George Koulouris who loves playing, testing, making with others  especially at the ‘Petit Fablab de Paris’ where he thinks is a  great place to do exactly that!

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LightwaveRF Launch Smart Home Android App

LightwaveRF Launch Smart Home Android App | Home Automation | Scoop.it
JSJS Designs have announced a new free Android App for their LightwaveRF Home Automation system.
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Nice app iOS app

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