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New RFID Home Automation Starter Kit and Wrist Band Tag

New RFID Home Automation Starter Kit and Wrist Band Tag | Home Automation | Scoop.it
iAutomate are selling an updated version of their RFID Home Automation kit. Amongst the new offerings is a $500 kit to use with the Mac OS X home automation software “Indigo” from Perceptive Automation.
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Expand Arduino IO with 1wire DS2408

Expand Arduino IO with 1wire DS2408 | Home Automation | Scoop.it
In this post I will explain how you can expend the number of IO of your Arduino via Maxim 1wire DS24O8.The DS2408 is an 8-channel, programmable I/O 1-Wire® chip. PIO outputs are configured as open-drain and provide an on resistance of 100Ω max.
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Start playing with LiPo batteries

Start playing with LiPo batteries | Home Automation | Scoop.it
“LiPo (Lithium Polymere) batteries are interesting batteries for IoT as they are nt so much expensive, easy to get with multiple form factors and multiple capacities.”
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Making the Raspberry Pi Talk 5v

Making the Raspberry Pi Talk 5v | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Coming from the Arduino world, most everything I do is 5v logic. It's been a switch for me now that I'm integrating my Raspberry Pi's into my Arduino solutions (they really are complementary).
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Hack: DIY Arduino Smart Home Control Panel Uses OpenHAB & MQTT

Hack: DIY Arduino Smart Home Control Panel Uses OpenHAB & MQTT | Home Automation | Scoop.it
We always admired the amazing hardware and software that DIY home automators can put together and Mat Smiths project to build his ultimate home control panel is a great example.
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Introducing RFToy 1.0

Introducing RFToy 1.0 | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Today I am introducing the first version of RFToy — an Arduino-compatible gadget for interfacing with Radio Frequency (RF) modules.
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Nice gadget - could be very usefull

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Arduino AtMega328p low power consumption

Arduino AtMega328p low power consumption | Home Automation | Scoop.it

For one of my projects, I want to have a really low power consumption device to be able to use a battery for many month. For this I implemented a low power solution as described here. 

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Playing with finger print scanner (FPS) on arduino

Playing with finger print scanner (FPS) on arduino | Home Automation | Scoop.it

In this post I will describe experiments I did with a finger print scanner. Finger print scanner can be used in a lot of applications:

  • access control
  • user recognition
  • security
  • etc…
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Measure Light with arduino and BH1750 module

Measure Light with arduino and BH1750 module | Home Automation | Scoop.it

In this post I will expose how to measure luminosity with arduino and a BH1750 module

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Protect Your Outdoor Arduino Sensors

Protect Your Outdoor Arduino Sensors | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Outdoor Arduino projects, especially temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure, need access to outdoor environmental conditions, but protection from sunlight and rain.
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Monitor Your Home With the Raspberry Pi B+

Monitor Your Home With the Raspberry Pi B+ | Home Automation | Scoop.it
There are lots of devices on the market that allow you to monitor your home from a central interface. In this article, we are going to make our own DIY version of such devices.
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Raspberry Pi Addon Pi-mote Controls Smart Home Sockets with Python

Raspberry Pi Addon Pi-mote Controls Smart Home Sockets with Python | Home Automation | Scoop.it

Our best-selling remote control sockets are now available with a controller board for Pi. Whether you are a Pi newcomer, hacker, or Python sage you will be able to control your electrical sockets within a range of up to 30 metres, through doors, walls and ceilings.


The RF transmitter add-on board can be used with the R-PI to control up to 4 simple Energenie radio controlled sockets independently using a small software program. We have written a simple program in Python to allow us to switch the sockets on and off with a single keyboard press. The add-on board connects to the row of pins called the GPIO which can be controlled as either input or output lines under your software control.

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Arduino Blog » Blog Archive » Fritzing is out with a new release including Arduino Yún microcontroller!

Arduino Blog » Blog Archive » Fritzing is out with a new release including Arduino Yún microcontroller! | Home Automation | Scoop.it

Fritzing is an open-source hardware initiative that makes electronics accessible as a creative material for anyone. You can easily learn how to build a circuit for you project and also design your own PCB.


Via jean lievens, Gregory Crawford
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Home Automation and Voice Control - Jasper

Home Automation and Voice Control - Jasper | Home Automation | Scoop.it

HAL-9000 (Space Odyssey), Mother (Alien), The Matrix, Jarvis (Iron Man), KITT – who doesn’t know them? And since a few days there’s Jasper, voice control for the Raspberry Pi.
An RPi, microphone, speaker and network connection is all you need (and the Jasper software package of course).

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Creating your own bootloader ISP shield for Arduino

Creating your own bootloader ISP shield for Arduino | Home Automation | Scoop.it

I’ve often talked about how to use a atmega in in standalone mode without any Arduino board:
with a 16mhz resonator
or without any resonator using internal clock
In both cases, you need to load the bootloader to the Atmega chip.

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CoPiino, The Melding of Arduino and Raspberry Pi

CoPiino, The Melding of Arduino and Raspberry Pi | Home Automation | Scoop.it

The CoPiino is a Arduino compatible Atmel 1284 based "shield" for the Raspberry Pi that allows remote editing and uploading of Arduino sketches using a web browser. Access the CoPiino app running on the Raspberry Pi with a web browser to edit and upload new sketches. Transfer sensor data from the CoPiino to the Raspberry Pi for display by the Apache Web Server, and stored by the MySQL server running on the Pi.

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Take a look at the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyV_AYDO__M

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Creating your own bootloader ISP shield for Arduino

Creating your own bootloader ISP shield for Arduino | Home Automation | Scoop.it
In this blog, I’ve often talked about how to use a atmega in in standalone mode without any Arduino board:with a 16mhz resonatoror without any resonator using internal clockIn both cases, you need to load the bootloader to the Atmega chip.
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Running Atmega 328P without external quartz | Homautomation

Running Atmega 328P without external quartz | Homautomation | Home Automation | Scoop.it

Since a while, I’m trying as I can to reduce the power consumption of my Arduino based system. Remember, I wrote a post about optimizing Arduino consumption few months ago.

In this post I will explain how to use the Arduino internal quartz reducing significativelly the power consumption and making system last longer with 2 LR6 batteries.


Using the internal clock instead of a 16mhz resonator helps my system to last longer on batteries : from 17 days to 3 or 4 months 

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How to choose the right library to add ethernet (Enc28j60) to your Arduino

How to choose the right library to add ethernet (Enc28j60) to your Arduino | Home Automation | Scoop.it

These last days I spent some time playing with ethernet on my Arduino. The main goal is to make the Arduino accessible directly for the web via the Web. To do so I played with several shields or modules.

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First Impression on the ESP8266 Serial-to-WiFi Module « RAYSHOBBY.NET

First Impression on the ESP8266 Serial-to-WiFi Module « RAYSHOBBY.NET | Home Automation | Scoop.it

Continuing from my previous blog post about Hi-Link HLK-RM04 module, I have finally received the ESP8266 Serial-to-WiFi module that I’ve been waiting for. As I said previously, with the popularity of IoT devices, there is an increasing demand for low-cost and easy-to-use WiFi modules. ESP8266 is a new player in this field: it’s tiny (25mm x 15mm), with simple pin connections (standard 2×4 pin headers), and best of all, it’s extremely cheap, less than US$3 from Taobao.com!

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Tempescope is an ambient physical display that visualizes the weather, inside your living room.

Tempescope is a physical weather display that visualizes the weather by actually reconstructing the weather conditions inside a box.
Project website: http://tempescope.com

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Everything to build your own is available here: http://www.tempescope.com/

  • fritzing sketch
  • arduino code
  • how to build the box
  • etc...
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Mix WiFi, Bluetooth and XBee in Your Home Automation Projects with a Universal REST API for Arduino

Mix WiFi, Bluetooth and XBee in Your Home Automation Projects with a Universal REST API for Arduino | Home Automation | Scoop.it

Most of the home automation Arduino projects I’ve been working on lately use wireless communications (WiFi, Bluetooth, or XBee). Or at least these projects are interfaced with a computer via the Arduino serial interface. And one problem I had is that I felt I was reinventing the wheel at every new project, because I didn’t have a standardised way to make these projects communicate with an interface running on my computer.

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It is also interesting to add 433Mhz because lot of existing devices already use this kind of RF communication: http://www.homautomation.org/2014/03/02/433mhtz-rf-communication-between-arduino-and-raspberry-pi-arduino-as-receiver/

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Open source - My custom Fritzing Parts - Add some fritzing parts

Open source - My custom Fritzing Parts - Add some fritzing parts | Home Automation | Scoop.it

I’m using Fritzing (http://fritzing.org/home/) to create all my project.
Fritzing is the better product I’ve never used for electronic hobbyists. But sometimes some non commons components are missing.

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Internet of things – Measure environnement data with arduino and push it to the web via Raspberry Pi and NRF24L01

Internet of things – Measure environnement data with arduino and push it to the web via Raspberry Pi and NRF24L01 | Home Automation | Scoop.it

In this post I will complete the idea explained in one of my previous posts.

Here is the idea:

  • First Arduino sensors grab environment data via sensors
  • Then data is sent to a raspberry connected to the web via NRF24L01 – a custom protocol will be needed to achieve this part
  • Raspberry decode data and push it to the web (I use https://thingspeak.com as platform)
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Arduino Tutorial: Integrating Bluetooth LE and iOS - Ray Wenderlich

Arduino Tutorial: Integrating Bluetooth LE and iOS - Ray Wenderlich | Home Automation | Scoop.it

This tutorial will teach you how to create your own Bluetooth LE device using standard off-the-shelf components that you can control wirelessly with a simple iOS app. Since the focus of this project is building a BLE device, you’ll be using the iOS Core Bluetooth framework. If you’re unfamiliar with Core Bluetooth, check out our Introduction to Core Bluetooth: Building a Heart Rate Monitor tutorial.

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Using BLE in home-automation is a good way to manage connected objects inside your home.

Here is a nice tutorial on how to communicate between ios and BLE on Arduino.

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