I hope my first post on the forums can help someone and give back some of the great information i have found here! I have been reading the forums for a while... finding ways to automate my house and now i would like to share my findings / project!
I had one requirement around automating my house... it needed to be cheap (I'm married with children
)... after investigating various options i found all the commercial options out of my price range!..!... so I started to build my own.
I have created something i call HomeZone, its a cheap 320x240 touch screen i picked up from a local vendor for about 35chf which sits on top of an Ethermega from Freetronics $99AUD. The remote can control my lights using RemoteSwitch Library and some 315Mhz Learing relays... I can control the motion detection on my Foscam cameras using HTTP client (GET commands) + currently working on IR for my home theater and then the alarm.
In addition I have a Webserver running on the same Arduino which can also control everything the touchscreen can.... i know the code isn't great but i only got my first Arduino about 2 months ago
... i am learning to code and improving it slowly... anyway i thought i would share.. you can find all the details on my blog @ www.humpadilly.com
I always share the code for my projects / schematics when i post about them... I hope it can help someone with their home automation project.