Adventurous Linux Smart Home Projects
Part of the 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)|