Entries by Marco Schwartz

Wireless Security Camera with the Arduino Yun

Ever saw these wireless security cameras that you can buy off the shelf? These are devices that you can setup somewhere in your home or outside, connect to your WiFi network, and then automatically take pictures if some motion is detected, for example. However, they are usually using the interface given by the manufacturer, which […]

Mix WiFi, Bluetooth and XBee in Your Home Automation Projects with a Universal REST API for Arduino

Most of the home automation Arduino projects I’ve been working on lately use wireless communications (WiFi, Bluetooth, or XBee). Or at least these projects are interfaced with a computer via the Arduino serial interface. And one problem I had is that I felt I was reinventing the wheel at every new project, because I didn’t […]

Arduino Bluetooth Temperature & Humidity Sensor

Bluetooth devices are widely used in many consumers products, and many Arduino-compatible projects that were funded on Kickstarter are using Bluetooth. One example is this Arduino-compatible board with Bluetooth onboard. So why not use this technology for home automation ? Bluetooth is fast, low-power, and like WiFi you can communicate with such devices straight from a […]