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March 20, 2012

Programming Your Home--New from Pragmatic Bookshelf: Automate with Arduino, Android, and Your Computer

Programming Your Home

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Raleigh, NC—Take control of your home! In Programming Your Home (Pragmatic Bookshelf, $33.00 USD), technology enthusiast Mike Riley walks you through a variety of custom home automation projects, ranging from a phone application that alerts you to package deliveries at your front door to an electronic guard dog that will prevent unwanted visitors.

Programmatically interact with indoor and outdoor lighting, remotely monitor and take charge of your home's security, react to changes in room lighting and temperature by autonomously opening and closing curtains, and much more. Learn how to program Android smartphones and Arduino microcontrollers to remotely manage your home's environment. Step-by-step instructions tell you all you need to know about how to obtain, build, program, use, and extend these innovative services.

Open locked doors using your smartphone. Assemble a bird feeder that posts Twitter tweets to tell you when the birds are feeding or when bird seed runs low. Have your home speak to you when you receive email, notify you when visitors arrive, and more.

Programming Your Home is written for smartphone programmers, web developers, technology tinkerers, and anyone who enjoys building cutting-edge, do-it-yourself electronic projects. This book will give you the inspiration and understanding to construct amazing automation capabilities that will transform your residence into the smartest home in your neighborhood!

Available in epub, mobi, and PDF direct from the publisher and in paperback from fine bookstores worldwide.

What You Need

To get the most out of Programming Your Home, you should have some familiarity with the Arduino hardware platform along with a passion for tinkering. You should enjoy innovative thinking and learning exercises as well as have some practical application development experience. The projects use a variety of hardware components including sensors and actuators, mobile devices, and wireless radios, and we'll even tell you where you can get them.

What People are Saying

I've had more fun learning new languages, systems, and gadgets with this book than any other book I've read!
James Schultz, Software Developer

This is an outstanding reference that should be on the desk of every DIYer.
Jon Kurz, President, Dycet, LLC

Mike has a broad technology experience base that puts all the pieces of some remarkable projects together. It's amazing that he makes it all so easy and affordable. Don't miss all that can be learned from this gem.
Michael Bengtson, Consultant

For a review copy or more information please email pragprogpr@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

About the Author

Mike Riley has been a technology enthusiast, developer and writer for over 25 years and has written for Connected World, DevPro Connections, Dr Dobbs, iPhone Life, Make and Software Development magazines. For more information, visit his website at mikeriley.com.

Additional Resources
For more information about the book, including: code, errata, discussions, full table of contents, excerpts from the book and more, see the catalog page for Programming Your Home: Automate with Arduino, Android, and Your Computer.

Programming Your Home Programming Your Home
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
By Mike Riley
Print ISBN: 9781934356906  
Pages: 200
Print Price: $33.00  
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