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Adventurous Linux Smart Home Projects

By Neil Cherry

Part of Linux Smart Homes For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You’ve used Linux smart home technology to regulate your home’s lights, sprinkler system, and video, and now you’re looking for more of a challenge. The projects in the following list require a bit more time and technology, but if you want to set up your own weather station, Linux smart home technology (and a few other pieces of hardware) can help you do that!

Project What You Need
Set up a weather station Oww weather station software, a weather station unit, a weather
vane, anemometer cups, a test cable, serial port adapter, and a
straight-through cable
Automate thermostat controls TXB16, TW523, CM11A, and either MisterHouse or Heyu
software
Set up wireless networking Wireless network card and a WAP (Wireless Access Point)
Set up routing Network card and at least two computers (one may be the
WAP)