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how to run google now commands on Raspberry Pi . [on hold]

I'm working on Home Automation and After a few searches found that many people have added Google Now Commands to Their Pi . They say some sort of interception of Google Now. What I want is to Control ...
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RF communication between Pi and Arduino

I'm interested in making a home automation system with my raspberry pi 2 as the master device running the openhab server and an arduino as the slave device that switches the relays and reads the ...
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RPi 3 ad-hoc network to configure WiFi credentials

I need help finding a proper tutorial or project that can achieve the following: I want to create an ad-hoc network that could be used to configure the RPi 3 to connect to an existing wifi network ...
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Raspberry Pi and Arduino Notification System

I am trying to make a notification system using an ultrasonic sensor with an Arduino to detect when there is something in the way of a door, once the obstruction is detected, I have a timer start, ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 home automation project

I am new at DIYer and want to build a home automation IoT platform that can water plants. I want to use the Raspberry Pi 3 as the platform and connect a soil moisture sensor, photo diode and ...
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Correct wiring for 433MHz transmitter/receivers?

I have ordered some of these commonly used 433MHz transmitter/receiver units with the intention of using my Pi GPIO pins to send and receive radio signals. I have my approach mostly figured out, but ...
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Turn on TV without HDMI-CEC

So I've been beginning to play with my Raspberry Pi, and have decided to make my "dumb" TV into a smart TV. I'm looking into setting the PI up to do this, but one feature I would like to use is to ...
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XBee and Zigbee Door Lock Software Design Issue

I am working on automating my home that is currently under construction. I am using a Raspberry Pi Model B + XBee Pro2 ...
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Careless Backup Solution [closed]

General idea: A careless backup solution for files on a laptop. Whenever the laptop is connected to the home network changed files are automatically pushed/synced to a server in a ...
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How to set up a leak sensor?

I'd like to set up a few water leak sensors in/under my house to avoid the kinds of plumbers' bills that I got recently! I had been hoping somebody had built such a thing with 1-wire or I2C ready to ...
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Splitting mains power into individually-controllable circuits [closed]

Introduction My goal is to split a 1-gang mains power extension lead into three, have my Pi plugged into one of the ouputs and have it able to switch the other two using relays. (Incidentally, I ...
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Home automation + HomeKit

I have a raspberry pi b model and wanted to setup HomeKit! I've tried numerous amount of times but every time I start the HomeKit server I get an error. But does anybody know if there is a .img file ...
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Easy way to switch on and off of 12V DC current

I recently bought a compressor and now I want to be able to turn it on and off programmatically using my Raspberry Pi Model B. Since I know nothing about electronics, it seems like the safe option ...
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Turn LED on after a particular time for a particular time period

I am doing a small project which consists of turning LEDs on and off using the GPIO library. I am able to successfully turn the LED's on and off using a browser on my laptop. But now I want the LEDs ...
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Raspberry Pi home automation [closed]

Salutations, I have recently gotten a Raspberry Pi, and am looking to use it as a home automation system using the GPIO and Python. Does anyone know any way to link light controls to the GPIO?
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How can I replace “Wireless Remote Control Switch” with Raspberry Pi?

I am looking for a solution where I can control a "8 Channel Relay" (Link: http://www.amazon.in/channel-control-optocoupler-ARDUINO-Raspberry/dp/B00YY0SYFU?tag=googinhydr18418-21) wirelessly by using ...
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I'm looking for a wifi “open” plug

Basically, what I'm looking for is this: ieGeek® ORVIBO Smart Wall Socket but without a proprietary app. I just want something open and "general purpose" like with a REST API interface to pilot it ...
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how can i make my python program run as raspberry pi boots up?

Actually,I have written a program in python using tkinter and GPIO .Making GPIO go high or low when i press the button widget on the screen created using tkinter.Now i want those switch to appear on ...
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Controlling external appliances with external switches?

I'm looking to do something that SHOULD be pretty simple, but electricity is a strange beast to me. If I can get this wired up correctly, I can do the scripting just fine. Basically I want to push a ...
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Simple “plug'n'play” motor?

I'm much more of a software guy than a hardware guy, but I'm looking to be able to control some blinds (inexpensively). I think I'm looking for a stepper motor (as in it can turn any number of ...
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OpenHAB to I2C instead of Internet/Ethernet

I want to use OpenHAB to make home automations using a Pi to run it and send and receive data from an Arduino, which will be controlling lights, reading sensors, etc. But to avoid the cost of an ...
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Autologin and automatically run application that outputs to LCD. Output needs to be viewable via SSH as well

I have done lots of research but I am quite new to Linux so I just can't resolve this problem. Please HELP! I have a dedicated Raspberry PI 2 that interfaces between my DSC alarm panel and my ...
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Infrared detection

I'm looking into making a small robot that will be Raspberry Pi controlled. One of the features I'd like to perform with the robot is moving to a certain area via infra-red sensors. My plan is to ...
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Raspberry pi location detection [closed]

Id like to create a small "car" alike robot (4 wheels and steering via servo) that will travel around my house. Id like the robot to be able to go and charge itself when its batteries are low, I do ...
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i want to use raspberry pi as a router to access zigbee end devices [closed]

I connected raspberry pi to tv to use as minicomputer and I have installed raspberry operating system in raspberry pi kit.My intension is to use raspberry pi as router and it has to communicate with ...
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Auto start timer program with remote overide

I've been trying to work out if its going to be possible to use my PI (bought but never had time to set up) to run my display cabinet. The cabinet is a bit special in that every hour for 1 minute it ...
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How to connect Relay module to a Power Strip Outlet

I am sure somewhere a tutorial for this exists and I am just fool enough not being able to find it. So what I have done is: I have a 4 channel relay module I have connected the relay module with my ...
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How “security” is addressed when connecting pi with wireless transmitter and wireless switch

(I'm new here please forgive me if asking this question is not in line with the etiquette) Michael described how to control 433MHz receiver with Pi However, these Elro receivers require the pairing ...
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Wirelessly transmit sensors status

I am currently working on a home automation system and one of the challenges is big distances between my sensors and the the Raspberry Pi. For instance, I would like to monitor two rooms with PIR ...
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Using old alarm keypads as displays

I have a few old IDS alarm keypads lying around(both 8 and 16 zone) and was wondering if I could somehow hook them up to my pi.(LED only, no LCD) Power can be supplied via the alarm panel, so I just ...
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Building a Raspberry Pi network monitor. My code is not working

Long story short. I moved, put my home server is a closet and started worrying about temp and humidity, saw a guide online to make a network temperature and humidity monitor from a rasberry pi and an ...
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Garden Automation

I am about to change my garden automation project and was wondering if anyone had experience using this rayshobby.net OpenSprinkler? Or does anyone have other good approaches for an garden automation ...
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Protect data on SD card - non interactively (automatic) [closed]

Using raspbien on a B+, I want to be able to decrypt/encrypt a directory non-interactively. My basic use case for this type of activity is for doing remote backups. Imagine you have a machine (call ...
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Creating a 0-10V voltage range for ballasts using Raspberry PI and amplifiers [closed]

I have been working on automating my house and i was looking to dim and brighten the lights (not only led) using ballasts which require input voltage of range 0 to 10v DC depending on which the light ...
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How to record a video automatically with an embedded system

I have this project in mind, where I'm not yet sure if it's possible to realize this way. The situation I want to run an embedded System (for example, a Raspberry, or any other embedded system) to ...
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is it possible to use in the same raspberry pi x10 heyu system and use it as a server to access from a app?

is it possible to use in the same raspberry pi x10 heyus system and use it as a server? Heyu web site: http://heyu.tanj.com/ The goal is to control a x10 house by a cm11 interface in a android or ...
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AC 230 V dimmer for Raspberry PI? [closed]

Could anyone recommend an 230 V dimmer for Raspberry PI to control lights? (controllable via e.g. via USB or RS-232) UPDATE: I currently use FadeCandy with server for Raspberry PI to dim leds. I am ...
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Fibaro Wall Plug FGWPE_F-101 Node has failed

I have a Fibaro Wall Plug FGWPE_F-101 that I try to connect to my newly established HA system. I use The Domoticz software on a Raspberry Pi w/Razberry HW to manage this. The system discovers the ...
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Best way to report all GPIO Interrupts?

So I am trying to figure out the best way of reporting all GPIO pin interrupts. My plan is to capture the high and low interrupts and post that to a URL. I haven't found many resources except for ...
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Needs some ideas to trigger silicone rubber buttons

I would like to remote control the HVAC in the house. As a first not so intrusion attempt (rather than install relay and everything), I'm thinking to attach some GPIO pins to the controller panel and ...
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Controlling ac home devices via gpio and relays is that hard?

Is it possible that I solder some relays into the elecrical switches in the house (in each one) and control each rooms devices with a raspberry pi (a rpi for each room)? I think I'll be needing a ...
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Home Automation and Dimming

This is a sort of continuation of a previous question I asked. I want to switch lights on and off, amongst other things with several raspberry pi's in my house. I've got this functioning and working ...
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4€ remote socket. The best idea ever?

I just found out this little guy: http://www.dx.com/p/ir-remote-controlled-ac-outlet-for-appliances-220v-12902#.U8eeRfmSx8E Is a infra red (IR) controlled socket who learn your IR signals for 4€. ...
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Home Automation, Mechanical Relays and Physical Switches

I am currently building and installing a home automation system. I have currently configured centralized audio system with ceiling mounted speakers in each room with a raspberry pi in each room. I ...
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How to add isolation between raspberry pi and relay board?

I want to use my Raspberry Pi to control mains(fans,lamp on 240v). Its very difficult to procure a good and reliable relay board for me in India. After bit of searching, I have decided to go with ...
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Is it okay to operate relay boards with less than voltage specified?

I was watching this video where the user explains that he is using Raspberry Pi to trigger the relay board, which requires 5v. But he says it's okay do it with the 3.2V that's from GPIO. Does doing ...
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Open Door with RPi and RITTO TwinBus Digital Door Bell System

What kind of circuit would I have to devise in order to read a certain amount of voltage (let's say 0.5V) from my RITTO Twinbus Door Bell system with my RPi? In detail what I want to achieve: there ...
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Git automatically pull, commit and push? [closed]

I'm looking to implement Git on my Raspberry Pi and wanted to know if there is any software out there to automatically sync both ways so it's always an up-to-date copy? The stages would be: The ...
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Raspberry motion getting killed every morning and evening

This is the weirdest problem I have ever ever faced! I am using Raspberry PI (running Raspbian Wheezy) with Logitech C310 webcam for home monitoring, with motion detection and recording enabled. It ...
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Raspberry PI as intercom?

I am currently looking for a way to connect an intercom to the raspberry pi, at the moment, the intercom wires are connected to a regular telefphone ( only two wires needed ), when someone dials the ...