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433Mhtz RF communication between Arduino and Raspberry Pi | Homautomation

433Mhtz RF communication between Arduino and Raspberry Pi | Homautomation | Home Automation | Scoop.it

In this post we will see how to communicate data from an Arduino to a Raspberry pi over 433Mhtz RF protocol.

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eQ-3 MAX! Affordable Wireless Heating Control with your Smartphone or Raspberry Pi

eQ-3 MAX! Affordable Wireless Heating Control with your Smartphone or Raspberry Pi | Home Automation | Scoop.it

Hello Max - One solution that’s being discussed in there more and more is ‘MAX!’ from German manufacturer ‘eQ-3′.  A system of inexpensive components including wireless battery operated TRV’s that easily retro-fit to your existing radiators without the need for a plumber, or to drain your system.  Once MAX! is installed, it will control each radiators motorised valve individually, creating a zoned heating system with higher efficiency and in turn reduced bills.

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App only in German at the moment

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Electric Imp Garage Door Opener

Electric Imp Garage Door Opener | Home Automation | Scoop.it
I've lost count of the number of times we have set off on a trip only to have to turn back to check to see if we remembered to close the garage door. ...

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heimcontrol.js

heimcontrol.js | Home Automation | Scoop.it

heimcontrol.js was created to gain experience in Node.js, MongoDB, Websockets and a lot of other great technologies that were used in the project. Take a look in the package.json for a full list of used open source projects. The project is in active development and a very early prototype, so use it at your own risk!

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1-Wire Temperature Sensors on Raspberry

1-Wire Temperature Sensors on Raspberry | Home Automation | Scoop.it

This project was inspired when some pipes froze in the crawlspace over the winter when we were not around. The idea is to pick up some 1-wire temperature sensors and drive them with a raspberry pi (RPi), log the readings, make a webpage tracking them, and maybe trigger an incandescent light in the crawlspace if the moving average of the temperature gets below a threshold to heat it up a little bit, safely.

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Nice beggining to cennect 1 wire to raspberry

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Raspberry Pi GPIO home automation

Raspberry Pi GPIO home automation | Home Automation | Scoop.it

"I had heard about GPIO pins on the raspberry pi and decided to do something with it. And with the holidays coming, wouldn't it be great to be able to turn on and off your light display from the web!  This is a pretty simple project that creates a web app for controlling lights.  It uses the Raspberry Pi for the internet connection and a wireless remote control to turn on and off the lights. The tricky thing is to connect the Raspberry Pi GPIOs to emulate pressing the buttons on the remote control."

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Create your own wireless motion sensor with Arduino

Create your own wireless motion sensor with Arduino | Home Automation | Scoop.it

If you have a friend that has an alarm system in his or her home, I am sure you’ve all seen these white motion sensors that are usually fixed above doors to detect anybody that would walk through the house when the alarm is on.

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What I learned from reading Raspberry Pi Home Automation with Arduino

What I learned from reading Raspberry Pi Home Automation with Arduino | Home Automation | Scoop.it
I have to make a confidence: I love to read books, and to learn new things every day. However, there are not so much books that talks about open-source hardware and home automation.
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Video: Raspberry Pi Voice Control for LightwaveRF Devices

Video: Raspberry Pi Voice Control for LightwaveRF Devices | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Home automation hacker Charlie Cole has employed a Raspberry Pi to create a voice interface to his LightwaveRF devices.  A virtual butler is born and ‘Jeeves’ controls lights, sockets and IR devices using only his masters voice.
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Why I Regret Making My House a Smart-House - Fine Homebuilding

Why I Regret Making My House a Smart-House - Fine Homebuilding | Home Automation | Scoop.it

"The only regret I have in my full house remodel was believing a Smart House was going to make my life better."


I AM one to embrace technology. I have current computer equipment, a wireless printer, an iPhone with a gazillion apps, an iPad, surround sound theater, a jacked Cannon digital camera, bluetooth, and a Smart House by Control 4.

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Z-Wave Compatibility Guide: Choosing the Right Home Automation Devices

Z-Wave Compatibility Guide: Choosing the Right Home Automation Devices | Home Automation | Scoop.it
“One of the advantages of choosing the Z-Wave Home Automation standard is the wide variety of modules available from the many manufactures that support it.”
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Current monitoring with non-invasive sensor and arduino | Homautomation

Current monitoring with non-invasive sensor and arduino | Homautomation | Home Automation | Scoop.it

In this post we will see you to measure energy consumption with a non-invasive sensor: YHDC SCT-013-000 CT and an Arduino.

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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. In this project, we are going to see how to wirelessly control a relay from your computer or your smartphone, to realize a wireless-controlled light switch for example. This project is the second part of a series showing you how to use Arduino & the CC3000 WiFi chip for home automation purposes.

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Monitoring room temperature using Arduino

Monitoring room temperature using Arduino | Home Automation | Scoop.it
For a last few months, I have been playing around with Arduino and collecting useful parts for my first real project.
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How To Build a Home Automation System with Raspberry Pi and Arduino

How To Build a Home Automation System with Raspberry Pi and Arduino | Home Automation | Scoop.it

We’ve talked about the relative merits of Arduino and Raspberry Pi before – they each have their strengths. They needn’t be an either or choice though – combine them to get the best of both worlds. Home automation is the perfect candidate for this. The home automation market is flooded with expensive consumer systems, incompatible with one another and costly to install. If you have a Raspberry Pi and an Arduino, you can basically achieve the same thing at a fraction of the price, assuming you’re willing to put in the time and the effort.

Heimcontrol.js by Willi Thiel is a Node.js app built to run on Raspberry Pi. Combined with an Arduino and some off-the-shelf remote control sockets, it makes controlling AC appliances easy. You can add temperature sensors, and even control your TV – but we’ll be keeping things basic today and extending the project in a later tutorial.

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Webcam

Webcam | Home Automation | Scoop.it
Raspberry Pi with its very low power consumption and huge possibilities is a good candidate to become guardian of our property. Now with RPi you will be able to monitor on-goingly what’s going on in your appartment or office.
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Make a WiFi Weather Station With Arduino and the CC3000 chip

Make a WiFi Weather Station With Arduino and the CC3000 chip | Home Automation | Scoop.it
As open-source hardware users and makers, we love playing with new chips, boards and tools. And there is one chip which is quite popular these days: the CC3000 WiFi chip from TI.
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Raspberry Pi vs BeagleBone Black: which one is the best for home automation ?

Raspberry Pi vs BeagleBone Black: which one is the best for home automation ? | Home Automation | Scoop.it
The Raspberry Pi is a wonderful platform that can be used to build your own home automation system. I recently used it to control a relay from anywhere in the world, and I also compared it to the Arduino platform in a previous article.
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How to Build an Arduino on a Breadboard

How to Build an Arduino on a Breadboard | Home Automation | Scoop.it

You might know that I am currently building a complete home automation system using open-source hardware. And one of the key part of this project is to build wireless sensors based on Arduino.

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Tiny FLIRC USB Dongle Adds IR Control to Raspberry Pi, NUC, HTPC’s

Tiny FLIRC USB Dongle Adds IR Control to Raspberry Pi, NUC, HTPC’s | Home Automation | Scoop.it
This has been around for a while and we’ve only just heard about it, but this cool little USB dongle may just make your day. FLIRC features a small IR receiver in the form of a USB key.
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Control a relay from anywhere using the Raspberry Pi

Control a relay from anywhere using the Raspberry Pi | Home Automation | Scoop.it
I have been asked a lot about writing tutorials using the Raspberry Pi for home automation, as well as how to access your home automation systems from anywhere.
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Building an Open-Source Home Automation System

Building an Open-Source Home Automation System | Home Automation | Scoop.it
I am going to build a complete home automation system based on open-source hardware, record the entire process from start to finish, and make a course from it.
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Remotely controlling a motor using Arduino, Python and PHP - Open Home Automation

Remotely controlling a motor using Arduino, Python and PHP - Open Home Automation | Home Automation | Scoop.it

" In this article, I will show you the other way around: how to send commands to devices and control them remotely. And I will take a simple example: a DC motor."

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