Arduino Home Automation Projects

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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
About

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.

Features
  • 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
Page Count 132
Course Length 3 hours 57 minutes
ISBN 9781783986064
Date Of Publication 22 Jul 2014

Authors

Marco Schwartz

Marco Schwartz is an electrical engineer, entrepreneur, and blogger. He has a master's degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Supélec, France, and a master's degree in micro engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.

He has more than five years' experience working in the domain of electrical engineering. Marco's interests center around electronics, home automation, the Arduino and Raspberry Pi platforms, open source hardware projects, and 3D printing. He has several websites about the Arduino, including the Open Home Automation website, which is dedicated to building home automation systems using open source hardware.

Marco has written another book on home automation and the Arduino, called Home Automation With Arduino: Automate Your Home Using Open-source Hardware. He has also written a book on how to build Internet of Things projects with the Arduino, called Internet of Things with the Arduino Yun, by Packt Publishing.