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Automate your home with openHAB

OpenHAB is an open source automation platform designed to use a pluggable architecture, which means that new devices and protocols can be added easily. This pluggability extends also to the persistence layer, so your system can maintain its state information on your choice of platform

"One thing that immediately impressed me with openHAB was the huge variety of bindings for different devices and services. Virtually every type of home automation hub and protocol is covered; if you have an Insteon-based hub already in place, for instance, openHAB can take over management of the system while using your hub as a communications portal to Insteon and older X-10 devices. Or, if you have aNest thermostat, you can get information from the Nest and use it to configure roller blinds, attic fans, or other HVAC devices. You can even add a contact to a window (which doubles as a security contact) and when the window is open, flip the Nest into "Away" mode. Networkable UPS units, an Asterisk PBX, CalDAV, an assortment of projectors and other multimedia devices, Philips HUE, Wemo, Plex, Z-Wave devices, and a whole lot more—it's all modular. You set up the bindings and application integrations you want, and then you can have events on one thing trigger others. A few enterprising users have even used Amazon Alexa's Home Automation Bridge to add voice control with Amazon Echo and Echo Dot devices."

See https://opensource.com/life/16/4/automating-your-home-openhab
The openHAB open source automation platform is designed to use a pluggable architecture, which means new devices and protocols can be added easily. We explain how to get started with this cool automation software.
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This Electronic Wall Display uses Raspberry Pi to show your day at a glance:
A Raspberry Pi display shows Tom Scott's family's schedules, the weather, and even counts down the time before the kids' school bus arrives.
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Teenage #Maker built an Arduino powered laser engraver - Try it yourself! http://ow.ly/10bOup #MakeArduino
A teenage maker created this impressive laser engraver for around $220
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This thing is insanely cool.
The original Raspberry Pi-powered PiGrrl put together by Adafruit is a wonderful way to take your retro gaming on the go, but the two-button setup was a bit limiting. Now, Adafruit’s back with a new version.
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Finally, silly futuristic tech that can easily be added to your home.
One of the trademark devices in nearly every Hollywood blockbuster version of the future is a smart mirror that shows off a daily schedule, clock, weather, and other important updates. Blogger Dylan Pierce built his own powered by a Raspberry Pi.
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Build this air cannon out of PVC. http://ow.ly/UTZR0
This air cannon boom stick is the perfect jump scare delivery system.
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The 3 Finest Tools for Diagramming |
One of the easiest and most effective ways of communicating complex ideas is to construct a workflow diagram.

These diagrams combine the specificity of the written word with the simple, easily graspable nature of pictures. A workflow diagram draws your eye to the most important parts of your presentation. 

The key is to keep things simple; even a complicated mathematical equation can be translated into an effective workflow diagram. And these days, it doesn’t take a graphic artist to make one. There is specialized software you can use that makes creating one incredibly easy. Here are the best three programs for making a workflow diagram.

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In any project, it is essential to ensure that all the members of your team are on the same page. Miscommunication can quickly lead to disaster, so it pays to communicate openly in a way that anyon…
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I've been enjoying just using my Raspberry Pi as a desktop computer with Raspbian, but this looks like it could be a really fun project.
We’ve shown off one way to build your own Amazon Echo before (or more accurately, Amazon Tap because the DIY version can’t access the always-listening feature), but if you’re looking for a different approach, the Amazon GitHub page has an incredibly detailed guide to getting the Alexa voice service up and running on a Raspberry Pi.
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This high schooler shares his build for an impressive Laser Engraver
A teenage maker created this impressive laser engraver for around $220
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Got a Raspberry Pi? Build your own retro gaming console http://ow.ly/W65Pc
You can be playing classic video games in an hour with this easy Raspberry Pi project.
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I have a new and FREE woodworking plan at my blog today. Created with +SketchUp and MS Publisher...
The Versatile Media Cabinet is an appropriate title for this woodworking plan; all you have to do is look at the front cover to see why. The cover shows four different arrangements of drawers and s...
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Here is a little bit about me. I am an Exercise Physiologist, Techno Geek, Coach, Father, Husband, Son and budding photographer who is always looking for that next big thing. I have a passion for life and information.
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