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How Can I Get Started with Home Automation?

Dear Lifehacker, I want to set up some basic home automation tasks but I've never done anything like this before. How do I get started? For that matter, what kind of things can I do and how much should I reasonably expect to pay?

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Home Automation Benefits (Infographic)
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Home Automation Benefits (Infographic)

Our homes are going to become only smarter in the future. You don’t have to be a technical genius to automate things around your home. My Alarm Center has put together an infographic that covers the benefits of home automation:

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from Lifehacker

Build an Entire Home Automation System with a Raspberry Pi and Arduino

We've seen a lot of DIY home automation projects over the years, but Instructables user electronichamsters shows off one of the most complete systems we've seen yet. With it, you'll be able to monitor just about everything in your house. --someday

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from Instructables.com

Raspberry Pi GPIO home automation

Tutorial to use a Pi to automate your home lights (or Christmas Lights). "Picture of Raspberry Pi GPIO home automation"

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This is a simple servo mount that you can attach to a standard switch plate. Connect the servo to a microcontroller for a quick home automation project. ///////What You Need: -Micro sized servo (I used cheap SG90 9G micro servos from ebay) -Mounting hardware for servo and arm (typically comes with the servo when you buy it) -arduino //////EXAMPLE ARDUINO CODE: -You will need to have the Servo.h library installed -Connect servo to Pin 9, GND, and 5V -Turns the switch ON right after you…

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from Medium

7 Smart Home Products To Know About

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from TreeHugger

Home Automation Hacks Using Siri and Raspberry Pi

Home Automation Hacks Using Siri and Raspberry Pi I love these gadgets of the future that are happening now! Crazy Cool!

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