Tag Archives: automation

Automation Board

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Thinking about using Arduino to automate your home? Do it easily with our compatible board!

The Automation Board is 100% compatible with the Arduino Uno. This way it allows the enjoyment of all the easy programming and libraries that Arduino provides. It’s a strong and versatile board, with multiples resources to develop a fully automation system. The Automation Board dispenses the use of power sources.

Automation Board – [Link]

Home Automation Lighting Control

 

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This device is a home automation lighting solution based on the presence of a person inside the room. When a person enters or leaves the room, the circuit automatically turns the lights of a room ON and OFF respectively. It also has a memory element which eliminates undesired switching of the lights in the event of more than one person entering or leaving the room

Home Automation Lighting Control – [Link]

Uber Home Automation w/ Arduino & Pi

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by electronichamsters @ instructables.com:

A few years ago, I became a dog owner for the first time. I didn’t like leaving Cody in the kennel alone all day. I had a webcam on him, but I couldn’t watch it all day long. What if he was in some kind of distress? What if there was a emergency at the house, like a fire?

I wanted some way of getting an immediate email notification when he barks, or when something bad happens. So reading lead to tinkering, and tinkering eventually lead to making this full blown home automation system based on open source hardware (Arduino) and open source software (OpenHAB). I know I know, yet another “Arduino Home Automation” project, right? But I promise I’m not going to turn on a light from a smart phone. I’m more focused on extensive networked sensors, timely alerts, and aesthetically appealing presentation of events.

Uber Home Automation w/ Arduino & Pi – [Link]

Arduino GSM home automation system

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Timofte Andrei wrote this instructable detailing the build of his Arduino home automation system:

For this project I’ve used:
1. An Arduino clone
2. SIM900 GSM SHIELD
3. Relay module
4. 2×16 LCD Display
5. DS18B20 temperature sensor
6. Push button
7. Some Dupont wires
8. A led module (this is optional, if you have a chinese relay module with built in LEDs)
9. Some nuts and bolts to mount everything in place
10. A wooden chopping board or other kind of wooden board for propper display of the components

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Arduino GSM home automation system – [Link]

Building an Arduino home automation controller

by superhouse.tv

Control physical devices using an Arduino based home automation controller that connects to your network and lets you switch things on and off using a web browser. This episode shows the construction sequence of a controller that combines an Arduino-compatible board, Power-over-Ethernet, and relay driver shields to create a self-contained controller that can serve up its own web interface so you can click buttons in your browser to turn devices on and off.

Building an Arduino home automation controller – [Link]

GSM Voice Dialer with Automation Control

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new projects on Open-electronics.org:

Connected to a burglar alarm or fire alarm in the event of making phone calls playing voice messages. Controlled via DTMF actuators can operate on the spot.

In recent years we have introduced several telecontrols based on the SIM900 GSM module. We released schematics and code for a gate opener (that activates when receiveing a call from a given number), a GSM thermostat to manage the temperature of remote houses with simple text messages, a remote alarm control with DTMF and, last but not least, a remote alarm with I/O and controlled via calls or SMS.

Many of these tools send text messages or place phone calls in response to changes to the electrical inputs. In some cases, especially when the receiver is a human, nothing is like a voice that clearly yields you screaming “fire in progress!

Web controlled home automation

Johan von Konow writes:

This post is the last of three and describes the software needed to build a web controlled home automation center. The previous two describes how to add a serial interface to a router and how to build a microprocessor lab board.

Features

  • Software for the router (OpenWrt)
  • Software for the web server (html and CGI)
  • Software for the lab board (PIC16F628 assembler)
  • Protocol for serial communication between router and lab board
  • Protocol for 433MHz radio (and html generation tools)

Web controlled home automation – [Link]

Wireless home automation devices build on DECT technology

The SmartPulse™ family of DECT-based wireless sensors and base station devices from Dialog Semiconductor facilitate the creation of wireless sensor networks for home automation, security, health care and energy monitoring applications. DECT is an established technology that provides whole-house coverage, and SmartPulse with DECT ULE builds on this legacy. Its simple star networks can be used for a variety of home automation applications.

Systems running SmartPulse sensors can self-configure with a home’s DECT / DECT ULE hub or internet gateway, allowing connected systems to be managed over the web using a smartphone, laptop or tablet PC. Additionally, the sleep mode of DECT ULE enables a wide range of new wireless consumer products that run for up to 10 years on a single AAA battery pack. [via]

Wireless home automation devices build on DECT technology – [Link]