The book will guide you to create your own alarm systems based on Arduino. You will also learn the required skills to build wireless motion sensors using the XBee technology.
Automate Your Home With Arduino
I have been interested in home automation since one of my friend installed a complete home automation system in his home some years ago. It was amazing to see: everything was automated, you could control the curtains, see the temperature in every room, adjust the heating … all from a central interface. But there were several things I didn’t like about that installation.
First of all, it was expensive. Very expensive. And also, the system was not open at all. Every piece of hardware and software was custom-made by the company, and if you wanted to add one sensor to the installation, you were forced to buy a sensor from the same company. I felt like I would had no control on such systems. Luckily, I discovered a platform that would change everything for my project to automate my home: Arduino.
How I Discovered Arduino and the World of Open-Source Hardware
In 2009, I discovered the open-source hardware movement and the Arduino platform, and it totally changed the game. Open-source hardware is the idea to build hardware systems and then to share the designs of these systems, like you would share the source code of an open-source software. This movement allowed people to share their designs so that other people of the community could use them and modify them.
At the heart of this movement, the Arduino platform was born: it is a software and hardware environment that allows rapid prototyping of small electronic circuits controlled by a microcontroller. And this changed everything for home automation.
Building Your own Home Automation Systems
I used my first Arduino board in 2009, and I quickly understood that it was a great opportunity to build my own home automation systems. I started experimenting with the Arduino environment and various sensors, and I acquired a good experience in the domain. Building your own home automation systems has several advantages over buying commercial systems.
The most important part for me is the control you have on what you are building. At any point, you can add a sensor, change the interface, and because all components are based on open-source hardware, if you have any problem or question you can post it online so the community can help !
Also, building your own systems will save you quite a lot of money because you can really tailor the system to your needs. Sounds exciting ? This is exactly what you will learn to do in this product.
Introducing Home Automation with Arduino
Home Automation with Arduino is a complete resource to start building your own home automation systems based on the Arduino platform. By using this product, you will learn how to automate your home using DIY home automation systems. I also designed the book so it will inspire you to get your own ideas and start designing & building your own home automation systems.
In this product, I will show you how to use the Arduino platform for home automation. You will learn how to interface commonly used home automation sensors & actuators to Arduino. There is also a whole part of the book dedicated to wireless communications with Arduino.
Each part of the book will guide you through the process of building a given home automation system. First, we will always chose the required components, and then build the hardware part of the project. Then, after testing the hardware that we just built, I will show you how to use it for home automation purposes with detailed code walkthroughs. For the wireless systems, I will also show you how to design beautiful interfaces from scratch, so you can control everything from your computer.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of what you will be able to do after reading the main eBook:
This is just a sample of what you will find in the book. But there is much more. I created several additional eBooks for you to choose from. Let see what is in store for you.
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Our Additional Resources
When buying Home Automation with Arduino, you will get several additional resources to build the best DIY home automation systems possible. These resources will help you to build a fully functional and professional looking home automation system.
Depending on which version of the product you chose, you will get the following resources:
The Main eBook
All the versions of the product come with the main book, Home Automation with Arduino, which is now in it’s third edition. It includes 7 exciting home automation projects, covering topics like data measurement, lighting control, and security.
Introduction to Arduino eBook
All the versions of the product come with this book which is an introduction to the Arduino platform. It contains basic projects that will lay down the foundations for the other eBooks.
Open Hardware Recipes
Get access to straight-to-the-point versions of every project you will find in the main eBook in the form of recipes. These are one or two pages documents that will guide you from start to finish in a given home automation project using Arduino.
Internet of Things for Home Automation eBook
This book covers several exciting projects on how to integrate the Internet of Things in your home automation projects. Discover how to log data on Google Docs spreadsheets, command a lamp from anywhere in the world, and monitor your home with a DIY wireless security camera.
Design Guide for Home Automation eBook
Get started into the world of system & PCB design with this design guide. You will learn how to design your own home automation systems from scratch, build your own Arduino shield, and even build your own Arduino-based system.
3D Printing for Home Automation eBook
In this book, you will get an introduction to the amazing world of 3D printing. You will learn how to find & print amazing enclosures for your home automation projects, and also how to design & build your own.
What Are Your Options?
The Home Automation with Arduino product comes in 3 flavours, depending on which options you need. Make your pick below! Of course, you can always upgrade later!
If you simply want the essentials. With this pack, you get the main Home Automation with Arduino eBook, as well as our Introduction to Arduino book. You also get the Open Hardware Recipes for the main eBook.
For those who want to go further and connect their project to the web. With this pack, you will be able to build amazing connected home automation systems that perfectly integrate with the Internet of Things.
This is for those of you who want it all. With this pack, you will be able to build amazing home automation systems by combining what you will learn about home automation with Arduino, electronics system design, and 3D printing.
To this date, over 1000 people bought the main eBook and started automating their homes with Arduino. Here is what people are saying about the book:
“Great work. It’s extremely well done. The detail and background that you provide is excellent. It is very apparent how much work you put into it. Congratulations.”
“I find the books very well structured, and easy to read and follow. They are very inspiring, and makes me want to start creating a project right away.”
“By now I can say that I enjoyed to read the book. I found it very interesting and easy to read. Projects are well documented.”
“Exactly what I needed to get started in automating my home!”
“Good starting point for home automation.”
Time to Order
Choose your desired option below. After you purchase the product, you will immediately be able to download gorgeous PDF files corresponding to the option you chose. Note that you can always upgrade to a bigger pack later!