Setting up software for home automation with the RPZ

In this recipe, we continue from the previous one and start setting up OpenHAB, a popular open source project for home automation. This recipe will take a while to complete, as the project is rather large and requires a lot of updates. Once it is finished, however, you will have your command center ready to go and ready to accept information from a variety of smart devices as well as sensor nodes, which we will look at in the next recipe.

Getting ready

It is quite easy to turn your Raspbian system into an OpenHABian one. If you followed the steps in the previous recipe, you are ready to go!

How to do it...

  1. If your Raspberry Pi Zero isn't connected to a monitor and keyboard, that's fine if you set ...

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