Whilst I’m working on my door lock I’ve been looking at other forms of home automation as well. I’m going to be moving home in the new year and for the first time we will own rather than buy which gives me a great excuse to install tech everywhere. We’re also going to be remodelling … More The Smart Home – Where to Begin?
So I had the opportunity this weekend to spend some time finally starting development work with my Arduino. A simple start I thought – import some libraries and start cranking out the code. As I’ve mentioned previously I’m planning on working on a smart door lock for my house with RFID and potentially other sensors … More Arduino Door Controller – Being Frugal with RAM
Well it’s been a productive weekend. The ESX server is built (a separate post on that to follow) but also the Arduino kit I’ve ordered has turned up. I’ve got the Adafruit RFID reader shield (link) with an Arduino Ethernet POE (link), a few stacking headers for shields (link), an FTDI serial cable (link) and a … More The Arduino Has Arrived
Whilst I’m waiting for the last bits of my new ESX server to turn up I’ve been thinking about another project I’ve wanted to play with for a while. For the last five years I’ve been playing with home automation or IoT on and off. I’m good with the software part but it’s been many … More Arduino RFID Door Control System