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Arduino Home Automation Projects

By : Marco Schwartz
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Arduino Home Automation Projects

By: Marco Schwartz

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Arduino Home Automation Projects
About the Author
About the Reviewers


Let's summarize what we did in this project. We built a simple weather station based on Arduino that can automatically upload data to the Web using the Xively web service. Compared to the approach we used in the previous chapters, this approach allows building autonomous systems that automatically send data to a remote service that stores data in the cloud. This means that your data is safe in the cloud and can be accessed from anywhere in the world; you just need an Internet connection and your Xively account name and password.

Let's see what the major takeaways from this chapter were. First, we built our project around a temperature and humidity sensor, a light-level sensor, and the CC3000 Wi-Fi chip. We assembled everything around an Arduino board and a breadboard for the connections. Then, we wrote a simple Arduino sketch to make sure that we made the correct hardware connections.

After that, we went to our web browser and created an account on the Xively web service. Inside the...