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Building a Home Security System with Arduino by Jorge R. Castro

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Chapter 4. Designing Your Own System

The aim of this chapter is to teach you certain concepts through a practical approach, rather than digging deep into the theory. It is an attempt to show you a different mindset or a way of working rather than a step-by-step approach.

In this chapter, we'll cover the following:

  • Designing a system from scratch and looking through all its phases
  • Identifying the needs
  • Creating a first draft or a prototype
  • Installing, using, and maintaining the system
  • Electrical laws and principles

Designing a project

In the previous chapter, we created a small prototype, a system access control, but this was simple to assemble, where all the components were together, and on a breadboard, a rare thing in the real world. Also, we had to ...

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