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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Can I use raspberry Pi and my old nokia 8500 xpressmusic to create a project? [closed]

I was wondering if the screen, camera or any other components could be used with a raspberry Pi to create a project? Like creating a home security camera or something. Cheers
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What gonna be with non certified HomeKit devices based on RPi?

As I see - there are many projects based on RPi that works with Apple Home Kit - so user can turn on and off some of his home environment. When user connects to one of accessories that is emulated ...
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Tutorial to use Raspberry Pi to control wall socket switch

I'm looking to get started on Raspberry Pi programming and thought of a DIY project that I could do. Basically, I want to control the light socket switch to on/off via a remote control. The switch ...
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Assign HDMI outputs of a stacked Raspberry Pi to separate outputs

If you stacked 4 Raspberry Pi's, as you would a regular cluster computer, can the HDMIs of each Raspberry Pi be assigned to separate AV outputs or are there any programs, that do this for you. For ...
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Autorun Firefox in fullscreen-mode on startup

Here is what I am trying to achieve: When I startup my Pi 3 I would like it to directly launch into Firefox in fullscreen-mode directly. Or more specifically - no edges like toolbars etc., just the ...
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continue running after disconnect

I'm running my RPi 'headless' with my laptop using wifi. The RPi is connected to the router with a LAN cable. I need to start the RPi running and leave - with my laptop. I'm currently using ...
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5V relay with Raspberry pi 3 Model B [duplicate]

I am working on home Automation Project (Voice Recognition to light On/Off) and yes i'm new to raspberry pi I have: [ http://www.amazon.in/Raspberry-Pi-64-bit-quad-core-Cortex/dp/B01CCOXV34?ie=...
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Irrigation Alarm System

Can anyone help to the project i intend to develop? I want to have a water pressure gauge in a long pipe used for irrigation in a field. This pipe does not exceed 6bars of pressure. What i want to do ...
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Simple door sensor with notifications suggestions

I recently came across a guide for using a reed switch and a simple chat program to notify and keep track of the opening and closing of a door. I would like to get similar functionality plus webcam ...
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I want to make a wireless prototype of a Light switch using Raspberry Pi

I am planning to make a simple wireless light switch using Raspberry Pi. Which of the following protocols would be better suited for this? Zigbee Bluetooth Wifi - UPnP I am looking for cheaper ...
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How to know if DHT11/DHT22 is working?

How to know if Temperature and humidity sensor DHT11 is working. I am trying to read data from DHT11, when I read data using Adafruit library it just keeps waiting for data. When I tried using https://...
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24v motor controlled by weather [closed]

I would like to control a 24v motor with the Raspberry Pi, using pulses. The script to turn the motor on should only be ran weather dependent. So I would like the Pi to constantly check weather, or ...
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How can raspberry pi remotely communicate with sensor? [closed]

I got my first raspberry kit. And like everyone out there I want to try out home automation. I have a specific question. I am setting up the pi as the central server for automation with light bulbs in ...
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How can I control a HomeEasy Light Switch with a 433MHz Module(GPIO)?

I'm currently trying to connect my Pi to a wireless Lightswitch. The problem is though, that it does not work and I'm not quite sure why. The Setup is as follows: Raspberry Pi 2 433MHz sender ...
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How to let raspberry pi know if switch on switch board on or off

Scenario is as follows: I have an electric switch board, they control bulbs and fans in my room. I have created a system already to control bulbs and fans with relay switch. Now my aim is when I ...
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Installing Homebridge Nest Plugin for Raspberry Pi

I've tried several times installing Homebridge on a Raspberry Pi 3 to control Nest with Siri to no avail. I got it running on my Mac but can't get it running on the Pi, it seems there are several ...