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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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Elro ab440r signals not receivable with pilight

Situation: For home automation there are Elro sockets that we can switch on and off with a raspberry. We have the transmitter/receiver kit, installed wiringPi and rcswitch-pi. With e.g. sudo switch 1 ...
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Which power measuring device can transfer the absolute value to a Raspberry PI?

Which power measuring device can transfer the absolute value to a Raspberry PI? Most power measuring device provide an LED which flashes 1000 times per kWh, but do not send the complete value. Are ...
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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 ...
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RF transceiver and XBee module, both need UART?

I'm working an a home automation project, using a Raspberry Pi. What I want to do is connect an RF 433 MHz transmitter to control RF-controlled light switches, and a ZigBee/XBee module to connect to ...
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Webcam pictures too bright (with bright bar on top)

Im using a Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 and when trying to take pictures with both fswebcam and mplayer the pictures are too bright and/or have a bright bar on the top quarter of the image. When ...
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Has anyone used the pi to send SMS/MMS messages?

As part of my project, I'd like to send an image to a phone number. I understand I can achieve this quite easily with e-mail, but I'd like to pursue the MMS route first. I've looked around online ...
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Controlling a relay with GPIO

Is it possible, using the GPIO Port to power a relay. I have read things about the GPIO port saying it is very easy to mess up, and seeing that activating a relay (basically a short circuit through a ...
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Controlling GPIO from website on a separate server

I am planning on doing a bit of home automation. I decided on going with the Raspberry Pi, because it is cheap, and can connect to the internet wirelessly via a USB dongle. I was planning on ...
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Wiring a home to power Raspberry Pis

I'm considering putting a Raspberry Pi in every room of the house. One issue is whether it is inefficient to have a separate USB power supply running off the mains in every room. How would one go ...
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What is the cheapest and long distance (20-30 m) way for communicating Raspberry Pi and attiny (or any other microcontroller)?

I need to make Raspberry Pi as my master and communicate with several slave devices (5-6 Attiny2313 in my case) that are kept 20-30 m (65-100 ft) away. Following are the requirements: cheap ...
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How to communicate with Pi with an invalid IP address?

I am building a home automation solution based on the RPi. Since the Pi will be using my home WiFi, it will inevitably have an invalid IP address (one that will be mapped to a valid IP by my WiFi ...
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IR Door Security Project - Where to start?

For my first Raspberry Pi project i'd like to do some some of IR Door Security (sort of security - basically my landlord is conducting house viewings at anytime and when i'm not in i'd like to know ...
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Where i can find list of Raspberry home automation platforms and projects? [closed]

I'm unix newbie and planning to start my own home automation project. Where i can find list of Raspberry home automation platforms and projects so i could compare what way i should do it?
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Connection of Raspberry Pi Matlab through USB

I am running one application inside Raspberry Pi. I want see the data points created by the application in graphical format in Matlab. I want to do this by connecting the computer and Raspberry Pi ...
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Stop raspberry pi from turning on when plugged in

I am planning to use raspberry pi in an embedded design. Is there any way i can prevent the pi from automatically turning on when plugged in?
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Speech processing on the Raspberry Pi

I want to do speech processing on Raspberry Pi to detect specific people (something like unique identification). I would prefer to use only the on-board processor for this, you could assume that ...
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Remote communication with home server

I make home micro-server (based on Raspberry Pi). It has Internet and works 24/7. The server make some home automation, monitoring and control. It has no static public IP address (it's assigned via ...
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Is it possible to run openHAB and Z-Way-Server in parallel?

I have a RaZberry Z-Wave module on my Raspbery GPIO pins and it works well. I use Raspian and java 8. I use the Z-Way-Server and now I set up openHAB version 1.3 with the new Z-Wave binding. The ...
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How to setup openHAB to work with a RaZberry ZWave binding?

I have a RaZberry z-wave module on my Raspbery GPIO pins and it works well. I use raspian and java 8. Now I want to use openHAB version 1.3 with the new Z-Wave binding. The [documentation] ...
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A good sensor for a Bed Occupied detector?

I'm trying to build a presence sensor for my bed, to help trigger assorted home automation functions. My first thought was to use a FSR and place it between the frame and boxsprings. I know how to ...
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How does the RF/FM GPIO transmitter hack work?

A while ago, a few guys figured out that they could transmit FM signals using the Raspberry Pi's GPIO ports, and another person realized that he could use the RasPi for controlling his home automation ...