With increasing demand for home automation solutions, it is predicted that the home automation market will be worth $14 billion by 2020. There are endless possibilities for DIY home automation projects from hobby to professional projects, some of which are as below.
Smart washing machine
This is a great example of home automation where you can convert an ordinary washing machine into a smart washing machine. You need Arduino MKR1000 & Genuino MKR1000, a tilt sensor switch, and Arduino IDE software app to create this smart washing machine. You can see the current state of washing on your smartphone. Not only this, you can start or stop washing remotely through your smartphone.
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TV Remote controller
This simple home automation project is based on Arduino. You can use your old TV remote to make a DIY universal remote that controls other appliances in your home. You need a receiver, Arduino UNO, channel relay board and remote control to design your own home automation kit.
Fridge door alarm
Are you worried about leaving your fridge door open? Well, the smart fridge alarm warns you with a text message, if the temperature inside your fridge gets too warm. LittleBits, the smart home company is a treasure trove of hundreds of switches, circuits, and controllers that help you build your own home automation system.
DIY laundry Alarm
Most of the dryers in the market are integrated with smart home technology. If you have a tight budget or don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on home automation, you can make your own DIY solution. You need Arduino board, SPST momentary pushbutton, dual axis accelerometer, USB charger and jumper wires to complete this project.
Smart lights powered by Raspberry Pi
This project works by combining Raspberry Pi with a web-controlled software and remote controlled power outlets. You can turn the lights ‘On’ and ‘Off’ from the phone, laptop or anything else that can be connected to the internet. To add additional security features, you must replace Raspberry Pi with Arduino minicomputer.
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While most of the people opt for professional home automation solutions, others use their creative skills to create smart devices for their home. Don’t you want to try these projects?