Smart Home Automation with Linux and Raspberry Pi, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1430258888
  • ISBN-13: 9781430258889
  • DDC: 643.6
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 328 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Smart Home Automation with Linux and Raspberry Pi shows you how to automate your lights, curtains, music, and more, and control everything via a laptop or mobile phone. You'll learn how to use Linux, including Linux on Raspberry Pi, to control appliances and everything from kettles to curtains, including how to hack game consoles and even incorporate LEGO Mindstorms into your smart home schemes. You'll discover the practicalities on wiring a house in terms of both and power and networking, along with the selection and placement of servers. There are also explanations on handling communication to (and from) your computer with speech, SMS, email, and web. Finally, you'll see how your automated appliances can collaborate to become a smart home. Smart Home Automation with Linux was already an excellent resource for home automation, and in this second edition, Steven Goodwin will show you how a house can be fully controlled by its occupants, all using open source software and even open source hardware like Raspberry Pi and Arduino.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
Contents at a Glance.
About the Author.
About the Technical Reviewers.
1: Appliance Control: Making Things Do Stuff.
2: Appliance Hacking: Converting Existing Technology.
3: Media Systems: Incorporating the TV and the HiFi.
4: Home Is Home: The Physical Practicalities.
5: Communication: Humans Talk. Computers Talk.
6: Data Sources: Making Homes Smart.
7: Control Hubs: Bringing It All Together.
8: Raspberry Pi.