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Raspberry Pi Projects for the Evil Genius by Donald Norris

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CHAPTER 7Home Automation

Introduction

In this chapter, I will cover how to effectively use the RasPi in a home automation system. But how do you define a home automation system? The answer is after you examine the needs and requirements of the homeowners, you design an automated system that best meets those needs. Hence, one size or type of automated system does not serve all; instead you start with a flexible base system that can be easily tailored to fit a specific situation.

The real purpose of a home automation system is to simplify a homeowner’s life. It accomplishes this goal by removing repetitive and tedious tasks and relegating them to a hardware and software system that never forgets, and accurately and consistently carries out the ...

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