Archive for the ‘Automation’ Category

Commodity Environmental Control – The Smart Home and Accessibility | TechCrunch

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Techcrunch feature an good article on the smart home and accessibility. For over thirty years I've been kludging ways to control what I can around me.  There's a whole field of rehabilitation technology centred around what's termed "environmental control". All this time I've dreamed of the day when this stuff - what you could ...

The Great Automatic Light Saga or How to control a WeMo light from your PC

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Summary: Control a lamp with a script on your PC via WiFi and a WeMo Switch This is going to get a bit convoluted so try and stick with me. I moved house the end of last year and, as happens every time, I left behind all the alterations and small tweaks ...

Notifying Doorbell

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

[wp_youtube]0IIwuAmIro4[/wp_youtube] From Notifying Doorbell by ClementStorck on YouTube "This project will help you to hack your doorbell to send Push notification and an email with an attached picture when somebody's at the door. It use the free PushingBox service to delegate all the programming part and make things easy." "The principle is simple, when someone rings the portal, ...

WeMo – power control via mobile

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

WeMo is a family of simple, ingenious products that allow you to control home electronics from anywhere. Turn them on or off, trigger them with motion, even put them on a schedule. WeMo lives on your smartphone and uses your home WiFi and mobile internet. Source: WeMo by Belkin via Lifekludger on Pinterest

Reverse Engineering for Home automation

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Reverse Engineering an AC Signal Protocol for use on 240v home automation...[video] Source: hackaday.com via David N on Pinterest

Wireless door access TI watch

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Wireless door access using the TI hackable watch What seems "novelty" can often be essential in a different context. This type device could be great for access. The TI Chronos development kit will allow many great projects that cleverly exploit the resources of the Chronos watch. This video shows a hack that wirelessly ...

Automated blinds controlled via computer and remote

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

A neat project showing automated 'venetian' blinds controlled via computer and remote. I once had a mod done that used a stepper motor from a hard disk that turned the blinds via the wand on the blinds. That way it was able to leave the blind in tact and could ...

RSS Toilet Paper Dispenser?

Saturday, December 10th, 2005

Okay so we're seeing a flurry of RSS based activity lately but this is just silly. A rss toilet paper dispenser? Is this a 'wipe 2.0' app? It certainly adds new meaning to the concept of a stickynote! Is it April 1st?