This project will give you more control over your house and you’ll going to have fun building it. Its strong points are:
- easy integration of very custom hardware which you can build yourself
- keep the price down and integration with ready made devices like ZWave and WeMo.
It’s a do-it-yourself project and it’s based on a Raspberry PI (or another Linux compatible board), arduino boards IoT devices and other electronics.
Project overview: This project uses the following technologies, concepts and tools: Python 3x with Tornado Web Framework, ReactJs, CoreUI, Arduino, Redis, Pubsub, Raspberry Pi, Bluetooth, Raspian (basic Linux configuration), arduino IDE and electronics.
Article date: Sep 25, 2017
Description: a mini weather station, low power runs only on batteries. It sends data using HC-12 comm module, the colleted data will be: humidity, temperature, pressure, light, rain.
MICRO IRRIGATION SYSTEM HOUSE PLANTS
- Is watering your apartment plants a probleme when you want to go in a holiday? We all know, that ’YES, it is a big problem!’ Because you have to find a solution before going to relax:so, I’ll have to ask a friend to help every every couple of days, trust him or her with your key or over-watering – but this won’t work if you are more then a few days off.
- Because of that we decided to build own low cost system (under 50$) using a water recipient a pump a watering kit with hose, drippers and custom electronics.
- In a few words this project requires moderate electronics and building skills.
AUTOMATED WINDOWS SHADES
When we say ’Automated Windows Shades’ we are thinking at the mode we can automate electric shades. We’ll cover electric shades ran by continuous current (DC) electric motors that open or close by reversing the polarity of the current.
Although if you buy electric shades you’ll get some automation there are reason for doing the automation on your own like:
- you may have only a switch near them for up/down control;
- it’s cheaper(some companies offer advanced automation for a lot of extra $$);
- more flexible, you can program them do open or close on various circumstances, we’ll learn about making a webserver in pythonthat will connect to the shades bluetooth interface, and expose an API to control the shades, we’ll also be integrating it with thingspeak and there you could do things like control the shades on a time schedule or control it via sensor input.
IOT SPEECH TO TEXT
This project is about building a remote controlled speaker that has text to speech ability.
Some possible usages for this kind of project are:
- integrate it with a home automation system;
- use it with a platform like thingspeak as an alarm clock or integrate it with twitter or with various custom sensors – use the API to integrate it with your custom application if you know a little programming;
- learn something new as you build it.