Home Automation

My ongoing project to instrument and automate my home

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SMS (text message) Notification of Too Cold in my Home

Updated: 2019-January-10 My weather display, based on a Raspberry Pi Zero-W, sends temperature data to a ThingSpeak (thingspeak.com) channel.  A device in the basement, based on an Arduino UNO, sends temperature data to a different ThingSpeak channel. I have an Read more…


Dashboard for ThingSpeak data

Updated: 2019-January-10 The weather station gets outside weather data as well as temperature and humidity data from the first-floor thermostat.  Every ten minutes, it logs that data to a channel on ThingSpeak.  The Arduino-based temperature and humidity sensor in the Read more…


A Weather Station (Version 1)

Last Updated: 2019-February-26 I was inspired by this online project, by Jim Kemp: https://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Internet-Weather-Station/ Although I began with Mr. Kemp’s source code, by the time I was finished, very little of the original implementation remained. Here is the link to Read more…


A New Thermostat

Updated on: 2019-February-18 While we were pretty happy with our existing setback thermostat (Honeywell CT3600 … photograph below), it is an old-school programmable thermostat.  That is, it has no network connectivity and all programming is done through the control panel Read more…