I learned in early September that I would be stepping out of my coding cave and heading for Serbia for ten days.  Finally I had a chance to prove to Ali that all the random home automation projects that I have been working on for the last year could actually be used and give the […]

Over the last 18ish days, I have been using the Kill-o-Watt tool to monitor the electricity consumption of the Pi running openzwave for home automation and EtherRain 8 for perfect sprinkler control. I am using apache2 and some cron jobs, but not much else is on the Raspberry Pi. I am not using a separate […]

Dark night, wind howling blah blah.   Honestly it is not an alarm system, it is a joke mash up to keep people away from my front door.  Works pretty simply and is a great example of how all these hardware devices can communicate easily together. Step 1. Motion is triggered by the Foscam camera. […]