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Raspberry Pi Home Automation with Arduino

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  1. Raspberry Pi Home Automation with Arduino
    1. Table of Contents
    2. Raspberry Pi Home Automation with Arduino
    3. Credits
    4. About the Author
    5. Acknowledgement
    6. About the Reviewer
    7. www.PacktPub.com
      1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
      2. Why Subscribe?
      3. Free Access for Packt account holders
    8. Preface
      1. What this book covers
      2. What you need for this book
      3. Who this book is for
      4. Conventions
      5. Reader feedback
      6. Customer support
    9. 1. An Introduction to the Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and Home Automation
      1. What we will explore in this book
      2. History and background of the Raspberry Pi
      3. History and background of Arduino
      4. What home automation is
      5. Summary
    10. 2. Getting Started Part 1 – Setting up Your Raspberry Pi
      1. The SD card – our Raspberry Pi's storage device
      2. Pre-installed SD card versus a blank one
      3. Setting up the SD card
      4. BerryBoot – our tool for installing an operating system
      5. Summary
    11. 3. Getting Started Part 2 – Setting up Your Raspberry Pi to Arduino Bridge Shield
      1. Raspberry Pi to Arduino bridge shield
      2. Summary
    12. 4. Our First Project – A Basic Thermometer
      1. Building a thermometer
      2. Software for our thermometer
      3. Summary
    13. 5. From Thermometer to Thermostat – Building upon Our First Project
      1. Safety first
      2. Introducing the thermostat
      3. Setting up our hardware
      4. Setting up our software
      5. Testing our thermostat and fan
      6. Summary
    14. 6. Temperature Storage – Setting up a Database to Store Your Results
      1. SQLite
      2. Apache web server
      3. HTSQL
      4. Testing our Arduino shield with our database
      5. Summary
    15. 7. Curtain Automation – Open and Close the Curtains Based on the Ambient Light
      1. Photoresistors
      2. Motor shield and motors
      3. Setting up the photoresistor
      4. Curtain control application
      5. Summary
    16. 8. Wrapping up
      1. A brief review of what we have learned
      2. Next steps
      3. Ideas for next step projects
      4. The future of home automation
      5. Summary
    17. A. References
      1. Raspberry Pi
      2. Raspberry Pi to Arduino bridge shield
      3. Linux
      4. Python
      5. C/C++
      6. Arduino
      7. SQL
      8. HTSQL
      9. Apache
      10. Electronics
      11. Packt Publishing titles
      12. Home automation technology
      13. 3D printing
      14. EEG headsets
      15. Miscellaneous resources
    18. Index
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What home automation is

Having picked up this book, you may already have an idea of what home automation is, but just in case, we'll give you a quick overview of the subject and the open source technology that is driving many projects out there today.

Home automation is more than just a remote control for your TV! Examples include programming your DVR to record your favorite shows, setting the AC unit to come on when it reaches 76 degrees Fahrenheit, and installing a fancy alarm system that contacts the police in the instance of a break-in.

Also known as domotics (a portmanteau between domestic and informatics), home automation can be summed up as the mechanism of removing as much human interaction as technically possible and desirable in various ...

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