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HACK MY HOUSE: UL CERTIFICATION AND TURNING THE LIGHTS ON WITH AN ESP8266

It’s hard to imagine a smart house without smart lighting. Maybe it’s laziness, but the ability to turn a light on or off without walking over to the switch is a must-have, particularly once the lap is occupied by a sleeping infant. It’s tempting to just stuff a relay in the electrical boxes and control …

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Raspberry Pi Home Automation – Control lights, computers, CCTV and more!

Hey guys, first of all I’d like to introduce myself to everyone. My name is Jack, commonly known as Jackk or JackkTutorials over on YouTube where I do technology tutorials but mainly cover Hacking & Security and other useful things that you wouldn’t normally know about. For this competition I decided I would make a …

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Controlling your Christmas lights with Text Messages

Step 1: Components needed An Arduino Yun (Wifi Enabled!) – You could use another Arduino with a Wifi Shield though. A Protoshield with (or without) a tiny breadboard a regular breadboard will work as well, but will be less compact. If you want to solder more, you can just use a small circuit board instead. …

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Control outdoor lights that come on automatically when it gets darks

What you’ll need 1.2 k resistor 2.2 k resistor Light dependent resistor 1 μF capacitor Breadboard and wires You’ve probably all seen those cheap, solar-powered lamps that you can stick into your garden to try and give it a classy bit of illumination during the night. If you’ve actually got one then you may have found out …

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