Partners Canonical, openHAB Foundation and Azul Systems have collaborated hard to drive development of the new openHAB 2.0 smart-home platform as a snap package. An alternative to Apple Homekit and Samsung SmartThings, openHAB from openHAB Foundation is completely free and open source, and acts as a control hub for home IoT setups.
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If you are interested in learning more about home automation and would like to create your very own Raspberry Pi powered touchscreen command centre that
Source: Raspberry Pi Home Automation Control Centre With MAKE And OpenHAB (video) – Geeky Gadgets
The openHAB open source automation platform is designed to use a pluggable architecture, which means new devices and protocols can be added easily. We explain how to get started with this cool automation software.
Source: How to automate your home with openHAB | Opensource.com
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.
Source: 5 open source home automation tools | Opensource.com
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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Using the open source software OpenHAB, we’ll be building a Raspberry Pi touchscreen command center that can interface with over 150 different “smart home” products, and provide an interface for control and task scheduling.
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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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