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The Internet of Things isn’t just a buzzword, it’s a rapidly expanding reality.

With an ever-expanding number of devices available to help you automate, protect, and monitor your home, it has never before been easier nor more tempting to try your hand at home automation. Whether you’re looking to control your HVAC system remotely, integrate a home theater, protect your home from theft, fire, or other threats, reduce your energy usage, or just control a few lights, there are countless devices available at your disposal.

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Home Automation with Raspberry Pi, HUZZAH ESP8266, and openHAB

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Check out this great new project video from Make about building home automation with a Raspberry Pi & openHAB software! The project shows the basics of setting up openHAB on a Raspberry Pi to control a strip of NeoPixel lights from a HUZZAH ESP8266. This looks like a great base for DIY home automation with control from a phone app and much more. Check out the full video for more details–nice work!

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Nine Open Source Home Automation Projects

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Home automation is all the rage for consumers. However, the more technically minded consumer may want to own all the technology behind their home automation & not rely on a big company. Here is a list of 9 open source home automation projects that consumers should evaluate more to see if it fits their needs.

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