Netduino Home Automation Projects

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  • Write some simple code for a Netduino
  • Use a microphone to determine the noise level of the room
  • Power the sensors and components with external power supplies
  • Control existing technology and appliances around your house with transistors and relays
  • Link your smartphone to your Netduino with Bluetooth as a controller
  • Determine alcohol on your breath
  • Use servos to control physical objects
  • Use a matrix keypad to secure your house and much more

In recent years, electronics have gone from something that only electronic engineers can understand, to a common hobby that is accessible to all. Netduino has grown to be a part of this revolution, providing a development board that is both easy to use, and allows existing .NET developers to build on knowledge they already have.

Most developers have wild ideas about all the gadgets they would develop to make the world a better (or easier) place, but have no idea how to get beyond blinking an LED. The topics contained go beyond what most books cover, taking an in-depth look at how to use Netduino for practical projects.

This book starts off by showing you how to do the “hello world” of electronics – fade an LED in and out. It will take you right through all the fundamentals, including how to control a wide range of electronic sensors.

You will learn how easy it is to automate various parts of your home. You will learn how to open your gate with your smartphone, automatically water your plants, get emailed when someone invades your territory, connect up a keypad to unlock your door, make your own breathalyzer, control your home theatre, and much more!

  • Automate your house using a Netduino and a bunch of common components
  • Learn the fundamentals of Netduino to implement them in almost any project
  • Create cool projects ranging from self-watering plants to a homemade breathalyzer
Page Count 108
Course Length 3 hours 14 minutes
ISBN 9781849697828
Date Of Publication 22 Aug 2013


Matt Cavanagh

Matt Cavanagh is a professional maker and tinkerer. From his armchair in Durban, South Africa, he lives the dream, wearing suit and slippers with cigar in his hand (fine, just the slippers). He gave up corporate development to start his own company writing Windows and Windows Phone apps, but mostly messes around all day with Netduinos, 3D printers, and his pet quadrocopter. He is also a Nokia Developer Champion who occasionally gives talks on Windows Phone and Netduino. Oh, and he writes stuff too.