Smart Home Automation with Linux

Smart Home Automation with Linux

by Steven Goodwin
     
 

Linux users can now control their homes remotely! Are you a Linux user who has ever wanted to turn on the lights in your house, or open and close the curtains, while away on holiday? Want to be able to play the same music in every room, controlled from your laptop or mobile phone? Do you want to do these things without an expensive off-the-shelf kit?

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Overview

Linux users can now control their homes remotely! Are you a Linux user who has ever wanted to turn on the lights in your house, or open and close the curtains, while away on holiday? Want to be able to play the same music in every room, controlled from your laptop or mobile phone? Do you want to do these things without an expensive off-the-shelf kit?

In Smart Home Automation with Linux, Steven Goodwin will show you how a house can be fully controlled by its occupants, all using open source software. From appliances to kettles to curtains, control your home remotely!

What you’ll learn

  • Control appliances like kettles and curtains both locally and remotely.
  • Find and harness data sources to provide context-aware living.
  • Hack/change existing hardware/software to better fit your needs.
  • Integrate various technologies into a function greater than the whole.
  • Set up a home network, for both network and audio/video traffic.

Who this book is for

This book is for amateur and professional Linux users who want to control their homes and their gadgets!

Table of Contents

  1. Appliance Control
  2. Appliance Hacking
  3. Media Systems
  4. Home is Home
  5. Communication
  6. Data Sources
  7. Control Hubs

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781430227786
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
03/28/2010
Edition description:
2010
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Steven Goodwin has been involved in science and technology from an early age, and built his first synthesizer while still in his teens. Since then, his projects have been varied. He has sold over a million computer games, written two books, built robots, and automated a house that can be controlled from the Internet. He has spoken at many conferences, including NotCon '04 and the BBC Backstage OpenTech event.

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