Raspberry Pi LIRC IR Remote

Posted on Thu 28 June 2018 in RaspberryPi • Tagged with Home Automation, RaspberryPi

I had just finished building a 433MHz remote control, and also needed an infra-red controller to complete the PiHome remote. I'd built one before so had a rough idea of what needed doing.

Before you get started, this is a guide explaining how to use an IR transmitter and receiver …

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Raspberry Pi Broadlink RM Pro

Posted on Sun 24 June 2018 in RaspberryPi • Tagged with Home Automation, RaspberryPi

This one got me excited. Sending commands from the Raspberry Pi to the Broadlink RM Pro.

I don’t know why I hadn't tried before, I'd always stuck to circuitry. I think in this case it was down to necessity.

I was building a remote controller, had successfully built an …

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Raspberry Pi 433MHz

Posted on Tue 19 June 2018 in RaspberryPi • Tagged with Home Automation, RaspberryPi

I wanted to be able to send 433 signals to my plug sockets and light switches from the Raspberry Pi. I had a Pi 2b and some time spare.

After spending a few hours doing the usual research, I came up with the below, essentially;

• Hookup 433 Receiver/Transmitter
• Install …

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18/06/2018 - PiHome

Posted on Mon 18 June 2018 in Blog • Tagged with Home Automation, RaspberryPi

A few days off work….

As tradition dictates, time to mess with the electronic things in the house.

I'm leaving the computer alone for now. It's been around 6 months since I've done anything, had to do anything to it. Its working, I'm leaving it alone.

I don’t remember …

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Posted on Tue 24 April 2018 in RaspberryPi • Tagged with RaspberryPi, Home Automation

RaspberryPi CCTV Camera, it has to be done.

The RaspberryPi was built to have a camera attached, literally. It's small footprint, low power consumption and ease of use make it a perfect project.

As far as I can work out, there are three ways to go about creating a motion …

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Amazon's Alexa - Quick and Dirty Voice Control

Posted on Tue 03 January 2017 in Home Automation • Tagged with Home Automation, Guides

My plug socket is behind the TV. I have to do a little twisty jig with my arm to get to it. It kinda hurts.

Its rather awkward.

I wanted to remote control it.

So did, wrote out a little guide and made a video too Amazon Alexa Broadlink RF …

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