[Lab] Home Automation

Sungjune Lee sjlee at sdcontrols.com
Thu Sep 20 10:44:48 EDT 2012

Hi Mahdi,

I happen to building a open-source wireless network for use with low end
microcontroller systems such as Arduino. For now, the protocol takes up
around 30K of program memory and 2K of data, which hopefully will be
downsized to fit into Arduino Uno. If successful, it will be using
off-the-shelf IEEE802.15.4 wireless module ($5 - $10) rather than wifi. So
you can build each control/sensor board for around $10. I'll post the
schematic and the source on my blog sometime later in this year.

If you want a ready to use solution then please check this:



Sungjune Lee
sjlee at sdcontrols.com

On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 9:46 AM, Mahdi Yusuf <yusuf.mahdi at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I was wondering if anyone at the ModLab has played around with home
> automation. I have been playing around with this sort of thing for a long
> time, its really interesting now that things like the raspberry pi board
> are available at such a small size.
> I was wondering if anyone knows of wifi switches and sensors that could be
> deployed around the house to control things like lights and lamps on the
> cheap that doesn't require a lot of installation and relativity cheap. I am
> hoping to build something small like a prototype and see where it goes from
> there.
> I would like to use the raspberry pi as the controller and have sensors
> connect to it over the wifi and potentially have something like an iPhone
> do the connecting. I have built servers like this before, I just looking
> for some information on hardware and what is possible.
> --
> Mahdi Yusuf
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