Home automation with Raspberry Pi and Arduino

admin.schemaInstructable user electronichamsters has a very detailed instruction manual on how to create a home automation system that can:

  • Notify you when the mail arrives
  • Track your dog’s poop and bark locations
  • Monitor for people in different parts of the house
  • Check for water leaks
  • Alert you when the dog runs away
  • Not only check when the washer or dryer is finished, but also if someone has been there already
  • Watch the temperature and humidity in different rooms
  • etc. etc.

using a Raspberry Pi, a few Arduino clones, some cheap sensors from eBay, and openHAB as the brains of the operation.

Head over to Instructables instructions and get started with a cheap but very advanced home automation system.

Home Automation with node.js, Angular,js and Raspberry Pi

I came across an article recently on how to set up a simple Home Automation system using a Raspberry Pi with an RF transmitter attached to it, and node.js with Angular.js.

It’s fairly primitive in that it is mainly a web interface to some light switches, but has the potential to grow into a real automation system. Keep an eye out for new releases (the author, Dennis Schulte, has given it version number 1.0, since the system is in production! 🙂