Home Automation System
A Home Automation System… the best tool for a lazy teenager like myself. Well… apart from finding the pieces, paying for the pieces, wait 3 weeks for all of the pieces to arrive, then putting all of the pieces together, then create a webpage/server on the pi so you can control the pieces… you get the idea.
But me? Nah, I’m not waiting 3 weeks for my project to arrive. That’s why I bought most of it from Amazon! GO AMAZON PRIME!!
What I’ve been doing:
In between all of the lectures, the coursework and the 9 o’clock starts it does get quite boring. That’s why I’ve started my small projects.
The history of H.A.S
JARVIS MK1 (2009 – 2011) – As it starts with most people, I had a little inspiration from my favourite movie Iron Man. Hence the name JARVIS.
Programming language: VB.NET
Program: Visual Basic
RUBI MK2 (2011 – 2014) – The second version of HAS, I was looking into JAVA and thought that it would be best if I didn’t copy the name JARVIS from Iron Man.
Programming language: JAVA
ALYX MK3 (2014 – 2016) – I made a system which learned my voice every time he was introduced to a new word. Hearing my own voice talk back to me started to annoy me. Thinking Python would be the better option, I thought that it was best to switch programming languages, this meant I had to restart the whole program.
Programming language: Python
Program: Python IDLE
Using a Laptop with a Linux system.
HAS MK4 (2016 – 2017) – H.A.S is my latest up to date project. Deciding to use a Raspberry Pi 3 and an Arduino Board for security has turned out to be the best option.
Programming Language: Python and Arduino
Program: Python IDLE and Arduino
Using both Raspberry Pi and Arduino board.
List of __ I have used for HAS
Okay, as promised, the list of stuff I have used.
I’m trying to find the best/fastest deals for you:
1. Raspberry Pi (Does not matter which version):
2. Jumper Cables:
3. Relay switch (Depends on how much lamps you want connected (I’ve got 4)):
**These are a few extra parts**
4. Electrical tape (Not the one I’ve got, but I’m trying to get the best prices for you (This’ll help cover the expose wire)):
6. Mains testing electric screw driver (Conducts and can test if there is any electric going through the wire):
**ADDITIONAL USEFUL ITEMS**
The following items are not needed but are redeemed useful.
7. A multimeter (Please don’t go cheap on this, as you may buy a cheap/faulty one):
5. Zip ties (For people like me with OCD):