A DIY Smart Home Guide: Tools for Automating Your Home Monitoring and Security Using Arduino, Esp8266, and Android
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Design and build custom devices that work through your phone to control your home remotely
Setting up a "smart home" can be costly, intimidating, and invasive. This hands-on guide presents you with an accessible and cheap way to do it yourself using free software that will enable your home and your mobile devices to communicate. A DIY 'Smart Home' Guide: Tools for Automating Your Home Monitoring and Security Using Arduino, ESP8266, and Android contains step-by-step plans for easy-to-build projects that work through your phone to control your home environment remotely.
All the projects in the book are geared towards helping you create a "smart home," with fun and useful examples such as wireless temperature and humidity monitors, automated lights, sensors that can trigger alarms in the event of broken glass, fire, window entry, or water heater leakage, and much more All projects can be accomplished with no previous knowledge; for those with some background in C/C++ or JAVA, the projects can be customized.
- All projects use easy, free, flexible, open-source platforms such as Arduino
- Focuses projects on real-world remote control activations for protecting the home
- Written by a "smart home" expert and experienced author
Robert Chin has a B.S. in computer engineering and is experienced in developing projects on a wide variety of platforms. He is the author of Arduino and Raspberry Pi Sensor Projects for the Evil Genius, Home Security System DIY PRO using Android and TI CC3200 SimpleLink, and Home Security Systems DIY using Android and Arduino.