Crowdfunding has to be one of the biggest buzz words of the last year. Kickstarter and Indiegogo really put a different spin on how to create a product. Unfortunately, many good products don’t achieve funding goals.
Pour commencer l'année 2013, l'Axibox, la box domotique pour les accès type portails, porte de garage... se dote d'une nouvelle fonctionnalité: les jours exclus.
Il était déjà possible d'établir un planning d'ouverture permanente (un contact peut déclencher les ouvrants tous les jeudis de 10h à 12h par exemple), il est maintenant possible d'exclure des jours (tous les jeudis, sauf le jeudi 7 Février par exemple) ou certains horaires d'un jour en particulier.
The evolution of the smartphone as more than a phone is underway. They are slowly taking over tasks in our daily lives. Think about it. Things like music players, portable DVD players, cameras, GPS, flashlights, calculators and dictation devices go by the wayside. NFC and Passbook technologies mean no more need to carry a wallet. Next will be, yep, your keys.
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?
One of Insteon's engineers is currently in the Automated Home doing some final field testing of UK modules and the units have performed flawlessly around around our home. Here are some photos of some final engineering samples and a quick video...
The guys are Marmitek are always pumping out new stuff. This time the marketing for their 3D compatible wireless HDMI setup is aimed at A romantic evening 'watching computer' on your TV . So wait. It's a gadget AND it helps please the ladies?
Automated Home reader Peter White reviews the new Nest thermostat that's got everyone drooling. So how does this Learning marvel compare to a 'real' home automation setup. His conclusion may suprise you...
A few weeks ago we covered a GSM doorbell system, but here’s an alternative. DoorBot is a Wi-Fi video doorbell with an integrated infrared CCTV camera. It’s compatible with iOS and Android smartphones and tablets and can sync to multiple devices.
The “RaZberry” is launching next week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The $59 kit includes a hardware daughter board that snaps onto the Raspberry Pi’s GPIO connector plus a license for “Z-Way” controller software.
Default Frontend - Now it is more user friendly. We’ve added a drag & drop environment editor so no need to edit the xml files by hand to define your enviroment. The objects can now be created and positioned with drag & drop across the environment. We’ve added a zero-configuration synoptic – a static background image could be used instead of a full description of the environment topology (for advanced and more detailed environment configuration the vectorial map is still available).
The guys at Vesternet have just added a Z-Wave controllable lock to their online catalogue. They say this is the first EU Z-Wave lock that has passed their internal testing and it's fully compatible with other Z-Wave devices.
Use X10 components to automate your home, improve security and save electricity. I have used X10 products over the past year and I am happy with the results. This lens is a general overview of the common x10 devices and how they are used.
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