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Connect your space heater to the Arduino Cloud and control it via Alexa

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — October 13th, 2021 Being able to design your own custom smart home device is a great way to both have fun experimenting with various hardware/software and to escape the walled IoT device ecosystems that so many users find themselves trapped within. One maker who goes by mrdesha came up with a smart heater […]

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Self-contained, Arduino Cloud-connected home monitoring module

Reading Time: 3 minutes Home monitoring is a big part of home automation, but it’s often overshadowed. Our attention tends to get hijacked by cool projects that perform physical actions. Whether it’s turning the lights on, changing their color, running a robot vacuum cleaner, pulling on the blinds or watering the garden. All these actions are very cool and […]

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Automate your home on the cheap with this Arduino setup

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — July 6th, 2021 All too often, those who are new to Arduino struggle with creating large projects due to a lack of experience and components. This can be frustrating, but Instructables user MAKE_IT WITH_ME decided to tackle this issue by designing a super cheap way to automate home circuitry from just a single Starter Kit. His […]

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Raspberry Pi automatically refills your water bottle

Reading Time: 3 minutes YouTuber Chris Courses takes hydration seriously, but all those minutes spent filling up water bottles take a toll. 15 hours per year, to be exact. Chris regularly uses three differently sized water bottles and wanted to build something to fill them all to their exact measurements. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3okv0jYZUc?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281] (Polite readers may like to be warned […]

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Deter burglars with a Raspberry Pi chatbot

Reading Time: 3 minutes How to improve upon the standard burglar deterring method of leaving lights switched on? Dennis Mellican turned to Raspberry Pi for a much more effective solution. It actually proved too effective when a neighbour stopped by, but more on that in a bit. Here you can see Dennis’s system in action scaring off a trespasser: […]

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Hire Raspberry Pi as a robot sous-chef in your kitchen

Reading Time: 3 minutes Design Engineering student Ben Cobley has created a Raspberry Pi–powered sous-chef that automates the easier pan-cooking tasks so the head chef can focus on culinary creativity. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4utRCyo5C4?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281] Ben named his invention OnionBot, as the idea came to him when looking for an automated way to perfectly soften onions in a pan while he got […]

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Talk to your Raspberry Pi | HackSpace 36

Reading Time: 4 minutes In the latest issue of HackSpace Magazine, out now, @MrPJEvans shows you how to add voice commands to your projects with a Raspberry Pi 4 and a microphone. You’ll need: It’s amazing how we’ve come from everything being keyboard-based to so much voice control in our lives. Siri, Alexa, and Cortana are everywhere and happy […]

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Build an IoT device with Ubuntu Appliance and Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 4 minutes The new Ubuntu Appliance portfolio provides free images to help you turn your Raspberry Pi into an IoT device: just install them to your SD card and you have all the software you need to make a media server, get started with home automation, and more. Canonical’s Rhys Davies is here to tell us all […]

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MagPi 70: Home automation with Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 3 minutes Hey folks, Rob here! It’s the last Thursday of the month, and that means it’s time for a brand-new The MagPi. Issue 70 is all about home automation using your favourite microcomputer, the Raspberry Pi. Home automation in this month’s The MagPi! Raspberry Pi home automation We think home automation is an excellent use of […]

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Gladys Project: a Raspberry Pi home assistant

Reading Time: 4 minutes If, like me, you’re a pretty poor time-keeper with the uncanny ability to never get up when your alarm goes off and yet still somehow make it to work just in time — a little dishevelled, brushing your teeth in the office bathroom — then you too need Gladys. Raspberry Pi home assistant Over the […]