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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


In this chapter, we saw how to build our own home automation system based on Arduino. We went through the three different stages of the process: prototyping your idea on a breadboard, designing and producing the PCB, and finally building a 3D-printed case for the project.

Let's have a look at the major takeaways from this chapter. First, we defined exactly what we wanted to achieve and chose the components for the project accordingly. As an example, we used a low-power Arduino system that is made to run on a battery.

Then, we built a prototype of this project on a breadboard, and literally built an Arduino system from scratch. We then also tackled the software part of the design by using a low-power library for Arduino.

After that step, we built a PCB based on the components we used for the breadboard prototype. We saw how to design a PCB and how to send it to a manufacturer in order to have it built for you. Finally, we saw the process of designing and building a 3D-printed case for...