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)