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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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How to utilize Raspberry PI in daily life task? [closed]

Folks i am new to Raspberry PI. I have read brief about from wiki link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raspberry_Pi and also heard about it from my friend about its potential power which we can use in ...
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Trying to run auto start command ( after Boot)

If the script is run then ds64-shell will popup. another command will be run after i exit ds64 shell how can i run this command Result after running :
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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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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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