How to set up a smart home hub with the Arduino IDE
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A software developer and a hardware designer from Dublin are working to create a smart-home hub that can automatically connect to your home network and control it.
The hub can be used to automate lighting, door-opening, heating and cooling, lighting and air conditioning, the project’s developers say.
It uses the Arduino-based Arduino-enabled hub, which they hope will become an industry standard in the next few years.
Dublin’s project is led by software company Adafruit, which uses Arduino’s software development kit to create its home automation software.
Adafruits developers hope that their new software will be a standard for home automation projects in the coming years.
Adafruit founder, Aditya Pandit, said he had started working on the project while on holiday in Greece, but had then returned to Dublin with the goal of creating a hub that could make home automation possible.
“The idea of building an IoT hub came about when I was at a festival, and I was inspired by the creativity of the crowds at that time,” he said.
“There were a lot of people there who were inventing different things, and they were just trying to get creative and start doing something different.
I wanted to be part of that.”
I thought this is a great opportunity for us to build something with the potential to be a worldwide hub for home control, which is why I set out to build the hub myself.
“It’s a bit of a departure from what I’m used to doing, but I’m quite pleased with the result.”
The hub is expected to cost about $20,000.
It’s powered by a single Raspberry Pi microcontroller and has an Arduino microcontroller board with three LEDs.
It can control a range of devices, including thermostats, lighting, air conditioners and refrigerators, according to the Adafruks website.
“You could say that the hub can’t be more modular, but it has been designed to be modular to the exact specification of the project,” Adafrilis co-founder and co-creator, Jodi MacLeod, told The Irish Time.
“This is the first Arduino-compatible hub for the home, so you can create the hub using the latest version of the Arduino software.”
Adafruk was founded in 2008 and has offices in Dublin and Galway.
Its most recent product is the Adacduino, which it launched in September with the aim of connecting devices in homes.
A software developer and a hardware designer from Dublin are working to create a smart-home hub that can automatically connect…
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