Questions tagged [home-automation]

For questions about how to automate one's home with the Raspberry Pi. Home Automation allows control of lights, security systems, and other home appliances.

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Advice on how to get started with building a home safety system using a Raspberry pi 4 [closed]

As a part of The IOT course, we have to build a system which monitors the house and notifies the client in case of any danger, for example: gas leak, house intrusion ... . Having these monitoring ...
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Raspberry PI not visible on windows explorer

I use a raspberry pi(3b+) for home assistant. It ran a few weeks good, but suddently it didn't work anymore. Now i can not even anymore access the raspberry pi through windows explorer. Does anybody ...
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Creating ZigBee RGB Compatible Light - Raspberry Pi

I currently have a Rasberry Pi hooked up to a 64x32 LED matrix. It runs some custom python scripts to control the colour and display of the matrix, which works great and lets me adjust the settings ...
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Home Assistant expecting a string: Got none

I'm creating a radio station in Home Assistant. Get an script error but don't understand what the error gives. Invalid config for [script]: template value should be a string for dictionary value @ ...
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Sending set-top box bluetooth commands

I am trying to create an automation scenario, where i use a raspberry pi 4 as a remote controller to send bluetooth commands to an Android set-top box, what's the best way to actually make this work? ...
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Homekit notification using homebridge

I'm using homebridge on my raspberry pi 3b to add smart home products to my home app. But how can I create a homekit notification using homekit? I want to start a notification at 15 o'clock every day.
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How to automatically install software on raspberry pi VM

I have previously posted this question here in Super User but I thought I'd try posting it here too. I am trying to create a web server running on a Raspberry Pi in a container. Due to processor ...
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What is the best method to sniff bluetooth on a Raspberry Pi?

Just bluetooth sniffing, what software does that, has to work on a Raspberry Pi
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Powering automated watering project

I am making my mother an automated watering system for her garden with my Raspberry Pi. I would like the system to be able to detect soil moisture, as well as predict temperature and humidity to ...
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Isolated webserver using wifi on pi zero

I have a pi zero with WiFi which I have written some simple GPIO stuff on it. I want to operate it from my mobile phone, isolated from home network. For that I want to have a php webserver that can ...
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NodeMCU and Raspberry pi 4 home automation query

I am a newbie in Raspberry pi. I recently learned to handle Websockets in nodeMCU ESP8266-12E. I wanted to know if this scenario is possible. Assume that in a house there are two floors and each floor ...
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How should I interface a solenoid to a RPi GPIO input?

I want to use a Raspberry Pi 4 to turn my existing dumb doorbell into a smart one that can trigger alerts and other home automations. The doorbell is a simple chime, consisting of an electromagnet in ...
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Dimming Lights without PWM. Possible?

I'm using a Raspberry Pi to dim a light, using python to get 0%....50%...100% and various % brightnesses in between. Taking a PWM approach in the code means a flickering light, which won't work for ...
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Using IFTTT, Integromat, or equivalent to notify when Pi goes offline

I have a GFI outlet that gets tripped randomly, resulting in a big pool of water in my basement when the condensate pump stops running. I would like to plug a Raspberry Pi in the other outlet, and get ...
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Best way to detect a small portable device in the range of 5-6 meters [closed]

I have a couple of things automated in my room (fan, lights etc) using a server running on Rapsberry Pi 2 and relays. Now I would like to implement a system to automatically detect when I am in the ...
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RPI and 433MHz codes - Wrong code being sent by the send module?

Background I bought some cheapo 433 wireless plug sockets (https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/p/christmas-countdown/silvercrest-wireless-socket-set/p36995) and obviously I can't help but want to control them ...
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Wiring 12V 5 pin relay (without a module/board) for usage with Raspberry Pi

I'm trying to setup an automated garden as a quarantine project for my mother and I can't really figure out how to properly wire a 12V 5-pin relay module as every tutorial online only shows the ones ...
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How to handle two networks (one for Smart devices and another to access internet) in a home automation setup?

I want to use my Raspberry Pi 4 as a secure home automation server that can handle two networks: one for accessing smart devices (over WiFi) and another for accessing the internet. This setup should ...
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What's the simplest way to control a 12V battery power supply using a Pi Zero? [closed]

I'm short one garage door opener. The simple option would be to buy a new one, but where's the fun in that when you can massively overengineer a solution using AWS IOT? I'm intending to hook one ...
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How to use Raspberry Pi 4 to add wireless capability to my vinyl turntable?

Given an Apple HomePod and a non-wireless vinyl turntable, I’m looking for recommendations on how to wirelessly connect the two. My idea is to use a Raspberry Pi 4 to connect the turntable to my ...
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Control 868MHz device from a RPi4

I am trying to control my electric blind (elero brand, controlled by this remote) from my RPi4, and while I'm fine tinkering with anything on the software side, I must admit my knowledge of GPIO and ...
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Enable /dev/ttyAMA0 on Debian (not Raspbian)

I have an RaspberryPI 3+ with Debian installed on it. I'am trying to connect a serial device (Raspbee) via the GPIO pins like this. Under Raspbian this worked by enabling UART in raspi-config after ...
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Can I use Raspberry Pi to log into an account and print information from a certain page?

I run a small gift basket business and am always looking for solutions to make my day easier. One thing that slows me down is having to print gift messages for each basket. I was wondering if there ...
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Multiroom audio from input source

I want to build a multiroom audio solution based on Rpi and Snapcast (the best solution I've seen up to now). I found lot of articles, tutorials, samples how to build such a system to play audio from ...
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Rpi3 Home Assistant To Read Signals at GPIO Pins Problem

I'm really new to Raspberry Pi, so please forgive me if this is a noobish question. I have a very simple setup: Raspberry Pi 3 running Home Assistant with a switch connected to GPIO12 and 3.3v. The ...
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autonomous lawnmower with gps, radar and remote control

I am trying to build an autonomous lawnmower using raspberry pi 3B+. I want to include auto-steering or remote control and also I want to include the radar as well to avoid any obstacles and also want ...
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Pilight Invalid Option code

I'm having some trouble to re-setup my raspberryPi. I had this running before and am trying to retrace my steps after I reinstalled the whole thing. I'm struggling with pilight: $ pilight-send -p raw ...
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raspberry pi home automation sphinx

Hello. I'm suffering from this problem. Had anyone here dealt with it before, if so please help me. I'm running out of the time. I already downloaded cont_ad.h to sphinxbase library but nothing has ...
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Using Pi as an intermediary between 2 LANs

I have one raspberry pi which is running Hassio (Home automation stuff). Normally I would just connect the devices I wanted to automate to home LAN but the problem is my wifi SSID & Password might ...
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Reading Temp/Pressure with a single Raspberry Pi

I would like to be able to read values of two thermal couples and a pressure gauge using my raspberry pi. Recording the data and then sending it to a server at the end of the day. I am using dual t/...
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How to improve homebridge responsiveness

I have 2 issues that I suspect are unrelated, but are somewhat similar: The first time I ask Siri to turn on/off a device after a long period of not using Siri/homebridge, the command fails and Siri ...
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How to switch GUIs using either homebridge or NodeRed

I have 3 GUI apps on my RPi: Raspbian Retro Pie Kodi and I have both Node Red and homebridge always running in the background. NOOBS is my boot manager. I would like to be able to tell Siri (using ...
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Is there a Node-Red node that can receive garage door open/close events?

I've been looking through the various npms that mention MyQ and HomeKit to try and find a way to trigger flows when my garage door opens or closes, but everything I've found seems to just support ...
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How to (securely) trigger actions on Raspberry Pi from IFTTT?

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 with a breadboard that's got an RF transmitter & receiver. I can control 8 Etekcity outlets using Siri/Homekit via homebridge-commander/pilight, however I would like to ...
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Garage door buttons on car to control RPi

Is it possible to capture a button press from the universal garage remote that is built into my car? id like to use this in my project to turn on porch light and unlock the door. do I need some kind ...
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Is it possible to control echo hardware with a raspberry pi

I'm in the process of building some voice-activated features in my Raspberry Pi. I've been looking at off-the-shelf microphones and speakers, and using my Amazon Echo as reference. It has occurred to ...
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Can I use a Rasp Pi 3 B+ for Home automation and camera hub?

I'm currently investigating a setup to start in home automation and security. Since this question touch a lot of topic, don't hesitate to let me know where I can ask them as I'm not sure myself. My ...
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Google assistant on RaspberryPi3

I need help as I am stuck doing a project. I followed the tutorial on google developers website " https://developers.google.com/assistant/sdk/guides/library/python/extend/install-hardware" and got the ...
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Problem with auto pair a Bluetooth device

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/bluetooth/bluez.git/tree/test/simple-agent I tried the Above Python script but getting a dialogue box 'Pairing Requested'. How to remove that dialogue box?
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Database for Raspberry pi [closed]

I'm working on Home Automation project using Raspberry pi and i'm making android app for controlling home appliances like fan and bulb. I also want to make website for admin to see status of ...
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Automation Project Relay Connection [closed]

How many Relays we can connect with one Respberry Pi? and can we connect two respberry devices with each other for home automation?
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RPi Zero W (Jessie) ffmpeg illegal instruction

Trying to build and install ffmpeg with hardware encoder and rtsp streaming enabled. Attempted to follow instructions here: (https://github.com/KhaosT/homebridge-camera-ffmpeg/wiki/Raspberry-PI) but ...
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How to control Arduino Uno using Raspberry Pi after image processing is done?

I am working on a project which is basically a robot car to collect garbage after the image in front of it is determined as Garbage (image processing using Raspberry Pi). I want my car movements to be ...
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Issues with systemctl launching service

I have followed various tutorials to get systemd to launch Homebridge on my Pi. This is the main one which seems to have worked for many others: https://timleland.com/setup-homebridge-to-start-on-...
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Raspberry Pi as LAN Time Server?

I found variations to my question but I'm not sure those other topics answer my question specifically. I have several smart switches on which I have flashed custom firmware. One of the primary ...
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Automatic shortcut execution on boot

I want to achieve following: run my GUI (made in Tkinter interface) application automatically as I boot the RPi (i.e. no desktop screen loading). But I want to be able kill the application so I can ...
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RPI as server for home automation

I would like to ask for an advice in choosing controller/platform for my project. Basically what I want to do is RPI local server with web server, where I can display data from arduino sensors and ...
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How to access a homekit-accessory from raspberry pi 3

Maybe I realize in a second how stupid this question is...sorry in advance I am a bloody raspberry-novice. I have a raspberry pi (3B+) and an Eve Degree. I would like to connect the Degree to the ...
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Making a IoT Motion Sensor w/ Security Camera

I'm trying to find the easiest and most efficient way to create one. I have the below already, is there anything else that I would need? Where can I find some code for me to copy. I don't necessarily ...
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Controlling a joystick and button from PI GPIO

So I'm totally new to any electrical / circuitry related things, but there is one project I'd like to try with my Raspberry Pi 3. Basically I've got an external PCB that has different analog IO such ...
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