I am quite new to the RasPi community, but I got drawn here by a very specific use-case: I wanted to build my own (configurable) alarm clock connected to further devices in my home.
A first step would be to use a 433MhZ sender to trigger dimmable power outlets and slowly turn on the lights.
Further steps could include turning on a radio or the tv, a coffee maker, the shutters, etc.
For this I am using a Raspberry Pi B+ and the 10-4-2017 Raspbian-Jessie with Pixel Build.
I have seen many tutorials out there that show how to build an actual alarm clock with a segment display, buttons and a speaker on the Pi, however that is not something I am looking for.
What I am looking for is a solution that:
- has a GUI for setting an alarm time (remotely e.g. from a webservice to be set from my android phone and/or from X)
- allows custom scripts to be executed on, before and after the alarm time
- has a GUI that shows the current time on an LCD screen with X (optional)
An alternative solution would be putting the timekeeping part entirely on the Android phone and have the Pi just offer functions (i.e. triggering the lights via an event or web-api). In that case I would be looking for an Android Alarm Clock capable of that.
Is there anything out there which I am overlooking?
Thanks in advance!