Raspberry Pi 3 Home Automation Projects

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  • Integrate different embedded microcontrollers and development boards like Arduino, ESP8266, Particle Photon and Raspberry Pi 3, creating real life solutions for day to day tasks and home automation
  • Create your own magic mirror that lights up with useful information as you walk up to it
  • Create a system that intelligently decides when to water your garden and then goes ahead and waters it for you
  • Use the Wi-fi enabled Adafruit ESP8266 Huzzah to create your own networked festive display lights
  • Create a simple machine learning application and build a parking automation system using Raspberry Pi
  • Learn how to work with AWS cloud services and connect your home automation to the cloud
  • Learn how to work with Windows IoT in Raspberry Pi 3 and build your own Windows IoT Face Recognition door locking system

Raspberry Pi 3 Home Automation Projects addresses the challenge of applying real-world projects to automate your house using Raspberry Pi 3 and Arduino. You will learn how to customize and program the Raspberry Pi 3 and Arduino-based boards in several home automation projects around your house, in order to develop home devices that will really rejuvenate your home.

This book aims to help you integrate different microcontrollers like Arduino, ESP8266 Wi-Fi module, Particle Photon and Raspberry Pi 3 into the real world, taking the best of these boards to develop some exciting home automation projects. You will be able to use these projects in everyday tasks, thus making life easier and comfortable.

We will start with an interesting project creating a Raspberry Pi-Powered smart mirror and move on to Automated Gardening System, which will help you build a simple smart gardening system with plant-sensor devices and Arduino to keep your garden healthy with minimal effort. You will also learn to build projects such as CheerLights into a holiday display, a project to erase parking headaches with OpenCV and Raspberry Pi 3, create Netflix’s "The Switch" for the living room and lock down your house like Fort Knox with a Windows IoT face recognition-based door lock system.

By the end of the book, you will be able to build and automate the living space with intriguing IoT projects and bring a new degree of interconnectivity to your world.

  • Build exciting (six) end-to-end home automation projects with Raspberry Pi 3,
  • Seamlessly communicate and control your existing devices and build your own home automation system,
  • Automate tasks in your home through projects that are reliable and fun
Page Count 226
Course Length 6 hours 46 minutes
ISBN 9781783283873
Date Of Publication 6 Nov 2017


Shantanu Bhadoria

Shantanu Bhadoria is an avid traveler and the author of several popular open source projects in Perl, Python, Golang, and Node.js, including many IoT projects. When in Singapore, he works on paging and building control systems for skyscrapers and large campuses in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Macau. He has authored and contributed to public projects dealing with control over gyroscopes, accelerometers, magnetometers, altimeters, PWM generators, and other sensors and controllers, as well as sensor fusion algorithms such as Kalman filters.

Shantanu's work in IoT and other fields can be accessed on his GitHub account with the name shantanubhadoria.

He is also the author of Device::SMBus, a popular Perl library used to control devices over the I2C bus.

Ruben Oliva Ramos

Ruben Oliva Ramos is a computer systems engineer from Tecnologico de Leon Institute, with a master's degree in computer and electronic systems engineering and a specialization in teleinformatics and networking from the University of Salle Bajio in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. He has more than 5 years of experience of developing web applications to control and monitor devices connected with Arduino and Raspberry Pi, using web frameworks and cloud services to build the Internet of Things applications.

He is a mechatronics teacher at the University of Salle Bajio and teaches students of the master's degree in design and engineering of mechatronics systems. Ruben also works at Centro de Bachillerato Tecnologico Industrial 225 teaching subjects such as electronics, robotics and control, automation, and microcontrollers. He is a consultant and developer for projects in areas such as monitoring systems and datalogger data using technologies (such as Android, iOS, HTML5, and ASP.NET), databases (such as SQlite, MongoDB, and MySQL), web servers, hardware programming, and control and monitor systems for data acquisition and programming.