Build some kind of home automation has been dream of mine for a while. When you go to kitchen at the morning, morning news will be automatically played etc. I will collect some of the ideas to here for my own notes, hopefully it helps others too. Feel to throw your notes here too.
Most likely I will do most of the hacks with RaspberryPi.
Cheap motion sensor from DX
Bought this from DX: http://dx.com/p/ir-infrared-motion-detector-sensor-module-dc-5v-12v-126097
I managed to get it working with ?RasPi with external 9v battery
- Plain sensor without any logic might be better. e.g this one has 14s delay after motion is stopped
Cheap RF-remote controller to power plugs
My idea is to try to control the remote with ?RasPi
- Home automation planning