Make Your Home Smarter
by Robin Hegg
Want to make your home smarter? With your parents’ permission, try out a home automation project. Affordable, open-source computer platforms like Arduino and Raspberry Pi can make it possible for you to add smart home technology to your home. You can connect these computers to your appliances, giving you the power to control them remotely and to network them to a central system.
Use one of the online tutorials listed below, make up your own, or give Smart Living Maker a try.
Smart Living Maker is an online tool that helps you to connect and automate the devices you’ve connected with Arduino or Raspberry Pi. It provides a Building Management System (BMS) style dashboard you can access from your computer or phone and makes it easy to set up “when-then” style rules for your devices to follow.
Here are some other project ideas to get you started: