Programming Your Home

In Programming Your Home, technology enthusiast Mike Riley walks you through a variety of custom home automation projects, ranging from a phone application that alerts you to package deliveries at your front door to an electronic guard dog that will prevent unwanted visitors.

Open locked doors using your smartphone. Assemble a bird feeder that posts Twitter tweets to tell you when the birds are feeding or when bird seed runs low. Have your home speak to you when you receive email, notify you when visitors arrive, and more.

You’ll learn how to use Android smartphones, Arduinos, X10 controllers and a wide array of sensors, servos, programming languages, web frameworks, and mobile SDKs. Programming Your Home is written for smartphone programmers, web developers, technology tinkerers, and anyone who enjoys building cutting-edge, do-it-yourself electronic projects.

This book will give you the inspiration and understanding to construct amazing automation capabilities that will transform your residence into the smartest home in your neighborhood!

What you need
To get the most out of Programming Your Home, you should have some familiarity with the Arduino hardware platform along with a passion for tinkering. You should enjoy innovative thinking and learning exercises as well as have some practical application development experience. The projects use a variety of hardware components including sensors and actuators, mobile devices, and wireless radios, and we’ll even tell you where you can get them.

Table of Contents
Part I: Preparations
Chapter 1. Getting Started
Chapter 2. Requirements

Part II: Projects
Chapter 3. Water Level Notifier
Chapter 4. Electric Guard Dog
Chapter 5. Tweeting Bird Feeder
Chapter 6. Package Delivery Detector
Chapter 7. Web-Enabled Light Switch
Chapter 8. Curtain Automation
Chapter 9. Android Door Lock
Chapter 10. Giving Your Home a Voice

Part III: Predictions
Chapter 11. Future Designs
Chapter 12. More Project Ideas

Part IV: Appendices
Appendix 1. Installing Arduino Libraries
Appendix 2. Bibliography

Book Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf (February 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934356905
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934356906
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