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Arduino by Example by Adith Jagadish Boloor

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Chapter 7. Home Automation – Part 2

In the previous chapter, we got to know the basics of home automation; the key element being the relay that serves as a switch for an electrical appliance that can be controlled using Arduino. We also created a communication network via terminal, and this in turn allowed us to control the appliance by using a terminal on a computer or on a smart phone.

In this chapter, we will be taking this idea further by adding additional means of communication to Arduino, namely, a smart phone interface (not terminal) and a speech recognition system. After that, we will take another step higher to increase the number of appliances the setup can control, which would make this whole idea much more practical. Finally, we will ...

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