I bought a Raspberry Pi.
I don’t know why, it looked neat, It had been out a while and for most of that time, it had been hard to get a hold of. I’ve also been a fan of home automation. I’ve played a bit with control devices and protocols like IR and RS-232 at work and had a lot of fun doing it. So I asked myself, what can I do with the Pi as far as home automation?
Then I fell down the rabbit hole. It appears that there is a whole lot one can do with a little bit of imagination and a lot of spare time.
This page will act as a sort of table of contents for my Pi Home Automation Projects. Below is a list of the projects that I have tackled so far and links to my posts on the topic. Feel free to explore and adapt any ideas from this as your own.
- Preparing your Raspberry Pi Environment – Will get your Pi up and running with Rasbian, Python, Flask, uWSGI, and Nginx. This is the point where all of the tutorials assume you are starting.
- Garage Door Control with the Raspberry Pi – Instructions, schmatics and advice for integrating your existing garage door opener with your Raspberry Pi
- Securing your Raspberry PI with SSL and Simple Authentication – Now that you’ve learned how to control something. Learn how to secure it.
- Adding Z-Wave control to your Raspberry Pi. – This will take you through the process of adding Z-Wave controlling capability to your Raspberry Pi. In the tutorial we install a Z-Wave door lock and create Tasker Tasks to control it.
- 3D Printed PI Project Case – The case designs and instructions that I am using for housing my home automation Raspberry Pi project.
- Use PushBullet to Send Notifications – This shows you how to use the awesome PushBullet service to send notifications from your Pi to your smartphone or tablet.