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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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How to allow homebridge to access pi's home directory?

I'm using homebridge and deluged. I want Homebridge which is running by systemd on homebridge user to monitor whether deluged is running or not by checking existence of /home/pi/.config/deluge/deluged....
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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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How to flashing MAX! Cube LAN Gatway

I read here (in german) it's possible to flash the MAX! Cube Lan Gateway, so you can use it as LAN-CUL to communicate with other MAX! devices. From skyline78: The Cube is existing in build kit ...
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Is Raspberry Pi 3 Model b bluetooth weaker than iPhone X's?

I'm using Switchbot at home to turn the lights on and off. There is an iOS app that does this via bluetooth. On the Pi there is homebridge and a switchbot host installed. When I use the app to switch ...
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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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Raspberry Pi for streaming movies when TV is switched on

My mother has Alzehmiers and finds it hard on most days to switch the TV on and watch programs. I want to use a Raspberry Pi to stream movies to her TV as soon as she switches the TV on. I can attach ...
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Automatically bring back the Pi while it shutdown

I've experienced several P3B+ automtically shutdown cases, by skiping the analysis of the root cause, I wonder what is the solution to automatically bring back the Pi again while it shutdown, I mean ...
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How to write a single bit on a I2C/smbus register

I have a MCP23017 GPIO expansion chip connected to a Pi via the I2C bus. I want to be able to treat the pins of the chip like the GPIO pins of the PI – turning them on and off individually. ...
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Connecting RPi to 2 different networks

I'm pretty new to Raspberry and I searched the net for a while now trying to find a good and simple answer to this question. Ok, so I have a network that is connected to the internet. I want to start ...
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Turn on WittyPi via ligth

I want to use my Pi outdoors for measurement. I measure the temperature and some other things periodically via the wittyPi. But I also want to make the wittyPi turn on when light hits a solar panel ...
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Electrical circuit in series with a light bulb to be controlled [closed]

Is it possible to control(turn on/off, dim) a light bulb from a circuit that is in series with the light bulb? Basically to replace the on/off switch with such a circuit. If yes, do you know if and ...
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Cannot connect to Tradfri light from raspberry pi

I am following this tutorial on the pi zero W to connect to Ikea Tradfri lights Cannot connect using the following: coap-client -m put -u "Client_identity" -k "1a2b3c4d5e6f7g8h" \ -e '{ "3311": [...
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Streaming Video from pi camera to already existing webpage on running on apache2

So I currently have a site running on my apache2 server and I want to add another page which I am able to stream video live from the raspberry pi camera module. I have been looking into ways to do ...
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Create a RTSP stream using motion and a USB webcam

I've just set up a fresh RaspberryPi (Zero W) and started installing motion, in order to receive a livestream of my (old) USB webcam (Microsoft LiveCam HD-3000). I know this is a pretty old one but ...
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Home Automation for my Whole Home [closed]

One Help I planned to do home automation for my whole home I already know how to do but there are more than 80 Switches in my home how to control all help
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Homebridge-ifttt-webhooks on Raspberry Pi 3

I'm novice about homebridge. I managed to run it with no errors on a Raspberry Pi 3 and "homebridge-lifx" plug in runs like a charm! Now I need to find out how the plugin "homebridge-ifttt-webhooks" ...
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Unique ID for Pi to validate in Android app

Is there a way to give a unique encrypted ID to a Pi for home automation purpose, so that when an Android/iOs app searches for it in a network, it only detects it as a separate device and not as a ...
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Controlling Switches from both Raspberry Pi relay & Manual [Home Automation]

I am currently working on Home Automation Project with Raspberry Pi, I am using 8 channel relay board for this, I can control switches over relay easily. But I want to operate them with pre-existing ...
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Sockets stopped working

I have set up a home automation using a raspberry pi b+ V3 as the brains main part and raspberry pi zero's located around the house at different points. I have one pi zero beside my heating, this is ...
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DHT22 temp sensor. Randomly showing -11.1

I have two DHT22 sensors, connected to GPIO 4 AND GPIO 22 and 3.3V. It randomly shows -11.1 or 11.1 as output occasionally. See the sample log of polling it every few seconds using the "AdafruitDHT.py"...
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relay module led turn on but not working

I'm new to Raspberry Pi. I followed this source and am stuck on checking "sudo python lighton.py". The problem is the bulb is not turn on. Also there is no click sound from the relay. I'm using relay ...
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Control fan and lights with IR and sensing if any human went or left the room

I have a remote controlled light and a remote controlled fan. I want to automatically turn on the fan and light when a human comes into the room and turn off when a human leaves the room. I need to ...
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Raspberry Pi instead of PLC

Good morning, I am PLC engineer I have worked with PLC many years but I have plan to use raspberry pi instead of PLC because its less expensive than PLC. I plan to use it in Building Management ...
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Automating a rolling blind

I am trying to automate a rolling blind which is already has a motor and an RF remote to control it. My initial plan was to get the RF codes using 433Utils and rc-switch but to no avail. Now I am ...
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Reed switch 3m away using a telephone cable (AWG 28) [closed]

I am a software engineer so my electrical engineering skills are very lacking. I have 6 questions total in this jumble of text that I am trying to solve. If there are general concepts of EE that I ...
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Perform a task upon a voice command

I would like to do on-board speech processing (Matching of a pre-recorded voice sample [1/2 secs] with a continuously playing sound) with a Pi 3. The Pi should give a real-time response to the ...
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Raspberry Pi presence detection using Wi-Fi

How can I have my Raspberry Pi continually scan for a MAC address on my network then perform a task when it detects a specific MAC address? I use my Pi to run various home automation tasks. I'd like ...
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Is 3V3 of Pi enough to power 5V relay

First of all I am asking this question out of curiosity, I have no knowledge of electrical devices other than understanding of few terms that I learned in school. I am planning to work on home ...
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Use raspberry as a Apple home hub

I have some homekit objects and I would like to use them with apple automation system. I don't have apple tv or ipad, so I would like to know if a raspberry project exists to do something like this. ...
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Python Code for Home Automation times out

I was making a python script for home automation using Adafruit IO as a conduit between IFTTT and the Raspi, and it works great for a while. But after a few hours, it just stops working. I have no ...
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Grow controler - Which language?

I'd like to build my very own grow controler with the raspberry pi. I want to messure temperature, humidity and how wet the soil is and i want to control a water pump and lights. My question is wether ...
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How to make Home Assistany History not start on 00:00 the current day

Whenever i check my Home Assistant History tab in the late evening or early morning I't only shows the few couple of hours that has passed since midnight, even though the period field is set to 1 day. ...
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Home automation with wifi module

Am from a software background and i don't know much about the hardware stuff. I need to automate my home with the Raspberry pi 3 model B I am planning to make my Raspberry pi as a local server and ...
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Efficient way to automate from combinations of sensor states

I'm trying to make an automation that creates persistent notification after checking via mi flora which of my five plants need watering. So far, the only way I can see that being possible is by using ...
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Mi Flora sensor lines crashes Home Assistant

I'm trying to read from my Mi Flora sensors using this guide. I've found them using hcitool, so I know some things are working. But when I try to put in the lines to run it, the configuration ...
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How to set up Nmap device tracker in Home Assistant

I'm at the level of recently having managed to change my "home" coordinates in Home Assistant, so please bear with me. Following the guide here, I'm trying to get some kind of signal out of the nMap ...
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Running python script on power up [duplicate]

I have a python file that I would like my Raspberry Pi 3 B to run, the instant that I plug the power cable in. I dont want to have to log in or connect a computer to it before the file starts running. ...
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Is it possible to edit Home Assistant's configuration.yaml remotely?

I just set up Home Assistant using HASSbian and am being told that I need to edit the configuration.yalm file, stored under ~/.homeassistant, to do a bunch of things. Is it possible to do that from ...
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Are there any smart light bulbs that can be directly controlled from a Pi?

I'm pretty sure the answer is "no", but perhaps one day there will be and someone can post a new answer :) Specifically I'm after: Does not require internet access Does not require a proprietary hub ...
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Homebridge plugin to run scripts and control brightness level

On Mac OS there is a plugin (homebridge-applescript-file-lightbulb) to run applescripts to e.g play music and even with argument from Siri to control "brightness" level. This makes it possible to ...
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Automatic Gate integration

I have an automatic gate controlled by a board named MACH2 230 with the features specified in this link that contains the spreadsheet of the board. Is there a way to integrate the MACH2 230 board ...
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How to Know a light turned ON by physical switches or through raspberry pi

I'm Working for Home Automation system through raspberry pi, I'm turn on/off lights and A/C through Raspberry pi(build application of web, to control lights/AC) either case AC switched on with ...
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Can't connect to bluetooth switch

I have a Pi3 running Jessie and I'm trying to connect to this plug, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PG50OSM/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1. I've been able to pair and trust the device,...
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Extensions for smart home controller

I am looking to use a raspberry pi as a controller for a smart home. To make this work with the smart appliances currently in the house I require both Z-Wave and ZigBee compatibility. I am thinking of ...
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pilight send raw code [433MHz]

I have set up a 433Mhz receiver and sender at my raspberry pi using pilight in order to remote control a power socket (Flamingo FA500S). Unfortunately, this one is self-learning and therefore not ...
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Home energy monitor devices

I'm making use of multiple Raspberry Pi's to monitor my home's temperature, humidity, e.t.c... I would now like to add home power use monitoring. I've done a fair bit of research, but I've not found ...
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Home automating lighting, while preserving light switches

I'm doing a feasibility study for automating the lighting in our house (eg. with Home Kit), while keeping the existing light switches fully functional. With regular switches, that would be tough, ...
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Home Automation w/ Z-wave - config via UI?

I know this is a bit of an oxymoron but is there an app out there for Z-wave automation that will let me configure devices and rules from the GUI instead of the config file? I'm currently using Home ...