I haven’t posted on my blog about the progress I’ve made, so here’s a quick one to summarize what’s been made. The detail code and explanation is still in this tutorial.
As I mentioned in my first couple of blogs, I’m using two Arduinos to create a gateway for the wireless sensor data.
1. Garage door sensor
2. Battery powered mailbox sensor or door monitor
3. Multi sensor:
Sensor for temperature, smoke, fire, sound (dog barking), and light level. Sensors can be set up to enable audio alarms and email alarms.
4. Laundry Room Washer-Dryer Notifier
Get notification when washer or dryer cycle completes.
5. Prototype of Dog Tracker
Prototype for a dog tracking device that notifies you if your dog strays beyond your yard, and helps you find your dog. Also working on tracking when and where your dog poops.
6. Garage Genie and Remote Control
A car parking and stall monitor, along with a garage door controller that can be operated remotely from OpenHAB. Tutorial here.
7. Smart Mouse Trap
This uses a Spark Core to create a mouse trap that tells you when a mouse has been captured. Tutorial here.
Where to go from here?
Ultimately, these sensors are only the inputs for a home automation system. Using some hacks, these sensors can control outputs such as lights and speakers.