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Part I: Home Automation

Part I: Home Automation

In this part

Chapter 1, Automate a Light

Chapter 2, Automate Your Porch Light

Chapter 3, Remotely Monitor a Pet

Chapter 4, Make Your House Talk

Part 1 of this book eases you into home modding. In Chapter 1, you'll learn how to add a motion detector to a light inside your house. It's an easy mod that introduces you to X10 and shows you how to go about replacing light switches in your home. In Chapter 2, you'll take it a step further by automating your porch light. You'll use your experience from Chapter 1 and learn how to control your lights from your Linux or Windows computer. Chapter 3 will be your favorite project when traveling, because you'll use inexpensive wireless cameras to monitor your pet across the Internet. In Chapter 4, you'll connect your computer to inexpensive wireless speakers, and have it read you the current outdoor temperature before you even get out of bed in the morning.



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