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Arduino Home Automation Projects

Marco Schwartz

Automate your home using the powerful Arduino platform.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781783986064
Paperback132 pages

About This Book

  • Interface home automation components with Arduino
  • Automate your projects to communicate wirelessly using XBee, Bluetooth and WiFi
  • Build seven exciting, instruction-based home automation projects with Arduino in no time

Who This Book Is For

If you want to build your own home automation systems wirelessly using the Arduino platform, this is the book for you. You will need to have some basic experience in Arduino and general programming languages, such as C and C++ to understand the projects in this book.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Building Wireless XBee Motion Detectors
Hardware and software requirements
Hardware configuration
Interfacing the PIR sensor with Arduino
Programming an XBee motion detector
Building a graphical interface for your XBee motion detectors
Chapter 2: Control Lights from Your Phone or Tablet
Hardware and software requirements
Hardware configuration
Testing the relays and Wi-Fi connection
Building a graphical interface to control the relays
Testing the graphical interface
Chapter 3: Measuring the Temperature Using Bluetooth
Hardware and software requirements
Hardware configuration
Creating the Arduino sketch
Testing the temperature and humidity sensor
Measuring the temperature and humidity remotely
Chapter 4: Weather Station in the Cloud with Xively
Hardware and software requirements
Connecting the different components
Testing the sensors
Setting up your Xively account
Building the Arduino sketch
Log in and display data on Xively
Chapter 5: Monitor Your Energy Consumption in the Cloud
Hardware and software requirements
Making hardware connections
Testing the project
Configuring your Xively account
Sending power consumption data to Xively
Chapter 6: Hack a Commercial Home Automation Device
Hardware and software requirements
Hardware configuration
Controlling the device from your computer
Building a graphical interface
Chapter 7: Build Your Own Home Automation System
Hardware and software requirements
Building an Arduino system from scratch
Testing the Arduino system
Designing a PCB for your home automation system
Fabricating the board
Designing and 3D printing a case for your home automation project

What You Will Learn

  • Connect home automation sensors to the Arduino platform
  • Use the XBee technology to build low-power wireless motion sensors
  • Interface a relay with Arduino to control devices in your home
  • Utilize Wi-Fi to control a lamp remotely
  • Employ Bluetooth and Arduino to measure the temperature remotely
  • Send energy consumption data to the cloud
  • Hack an existing home automation device using Arduino

In Detail

The Arduino platform is used by more than one million people around the world to prototype electronic systems. It is the perfect platform to use to build home automation systems, as it allows you to build your own motion sensors, control lamps remotely, and control preexisting home automation devices. The Arduino platform also allows you to build wireless home automation systems using well-known technologies such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

This book shows you how to use the Arduino tiny microboard to live like a king. The book covers several projects you can perform using the Arduino platform. The first few projects comprise the basics of home automation, such as building a wireless motion sensor, controlling a lamp remotely, and building a Bluetooth temperature sensor. Then, this book dives into the Internet of Things, helping you get a clear understanding of how to send measured data to the cloud. The book will wrap up by showing you how to communicate and control an existing device and build your own home automation system.


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