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

Domoticz on Raspberry Pi

Introduction to Domoticz Domoticz is a very nice free home automation software. It is not only very functional, but it also has a good looking user interface. What I found really great about it is that Domoticz offers useful functionality and a fun experience … 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

Controlling the Raspberry Pi’s GPIO pins from a web browser

Wouldn’t it be cool to control things in your home from a web browser? I mean turn on and off the lights, adjust the music volume, open the gate or the garage door, start the garden sprinklers or give the … Continue reading