Let there be light! …when there’s motion

The usual way of operating the lights in your home today is that when you step into a room you turn the lights on by pressing a switch (usually a wall switch) and you turn them off when you leave … Continue reading

Home Automation with Raspberry Pi, Z-Wave devices and Domoticz

Home automation is something that has only recently become widely available¬†and, as all new things, it is trying to develop in many different directions. As it does, manufacturers of home automation devices are trying to create¬†standards to help ensure that … Continue reading

Sending emails from the Raspberry Pi

There are many cases when it can be very useful to be able to send emails from the Raspberry Pi to arbitrary recipients. This is not the same as having a real MTA running on the Pi (like Sendmail, Postfix, … Continue reading

How to turn your Raspberry Pi into a web server

Why Raspberry Pi?       Many people would say that the Raspberry Pi is not suitable to be used as a web server because of its relatively low hardware performance and resources. I tend not to agree. The Raspberry … Continue reading