Computer Club: Home Automation
This talk by Alan Thiessen will help us get started with home automation. Use Mozilla's IoT Gateway running on a Rasberry Pi, and a $38 Zigbee dongle to control a variety of devices in your home including lights, locks, thermostats, and various sensors. Maintain local and remote control of your devices without relying on the cloud and giving your usage data to companies which can sell it or use it for marketing purposes. Use rules and logs to automate various aspects of your home, and receive notifications when certain events occur. With a little bit of programming knowledge, you can even add your own devices. All this and more at your next local computer club meeting!
Lynchburg, VA 24504-2450