Automate your home using the powerful Arduino platform
About This Book
Interface home automation components with Arduino
Automate your projects to communicate wirelessly using XBee, Bluetooth and WiFi
Build seven exciting, instruction-based home automation projects with Arduino in no time
Who This Book Is For
If you want to build your own home automation systems wirelessly using the Arduino platform, this is the book for you. You will need to have some basic experience in Arduino and general programming languages, such as C and C++ to understand the projects in this book.
What You Will Learn
Connect home automation sensors to the Arduino platform
Use the XBee technology to build low-power wireless motion sensors
Interface a relay with Arduino to control devices in your home
Utilize Wi-Fi to control a lamp remotely
Employ Bluetooth and Arduino to measure the temperature remotely
Send energy consumption data to the cloud
Hack an existing home automation device using Arduino
The Arduino platform is used by more than one million people around the world to prototype electronic systems. It is the perfect platform to use to build home automation systems, as it allows you to build your own motion sensors, control lamps remotely, and control preexisting home automation devices. The Arduino platform also allows you to build wireless home automation systems using well-known technologies such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
This book shows you how to use the Arduino tiny microboard to live like a king. The book covers several projects you can perform using the Arduino platform. The first few projects comprise the basics of home automation, such as building a wireless motion sensor, controlling a lamp remotely, and building a Bluetooth temperature sensor. Then, this book dives into the Internet of Things, helping you get a clear understanding of how to send measured data to the cloud. The book will wrap up by showing you how to communicate and control an existing device and build your own home automation system.