GUI Based Home Automation System using Arduino and MATLAB

We all are familiar with the word ‘Automation’, where the human interaction is minimal and things can be controlled automatically or remotely. Home automation is very popular and demanding concept in the field of Electronics, and we are also making our best efforts to make this concept easily understandable and manageable as Electronics Projects. We have previously developed several types of Home Automation ...

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Make Your Own Homemade Arduino Board with ATmega328 Chip

Arduino is an open-source development platform for engineers and hobbyists to develop electronics projects in an easy way. It consists of both a physical programmable development board (based on AVR series of microcontrollers) and a piece of software or IDE which runs on your computer and used to write and upload the code to the microcontroller board. Arduino uses a boot loader. Boot loader is a piece of so ...

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Arduino based Automatic Plant Irrigation System with Message Alert

Whenever we go out of town for few days, we always used to worry about our plants as they need water on regular basis. So here we are making Automatic Plant Irrigation System using Arduino, which automatically provides water to your plants and keep you updated by sending message to your cell phone. In This Plant Watering System, Soil Moisture Sensor checks the moisture level in the soil and if moisture leve ...

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Weather Monitor

This Instructable shows you how to build a micro-controller based weather monitoring device. Built on the Arduino Uno board it can easily be extended and modified should you have additional sensors at hand. Main requirements: - Measure temperature (accuracy +/- 0,5 degree Kelvin) - Measure barometric air pressure (+/- 0,1 Pascal) - Display measured values on a LCD on demand by pressing a button Main compone ...

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Making the TFF: a dress that gets excited when tweeted

The idea of this dress comes from a series of tweets with online friends @shineslike and @arduinogirl. [email protected] and I had taken a half day Arduino workshop given by @arduinogirl at the MCN 2011 conference. I was immediately inspired creatively by the sensory and interactive opportunities. Over the next few months I struggled with the electronics learning curve, but my ever supportive online friends real ...

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Talking Pumpkin

So my boss came to me one last week and said he wanted to scare the trick-or-treaters who came to his home, and the kids who would come to work during a special Halloween Walk the community does. Thus was born the talking pumpkin. In short, I used an Arduino, an SD card read/writer, and an ultrasonic sensor to trigger a sound byte when the kids walk past our pumpkin… something they would not expect. If you ...

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Webserver for home appliances control

This instructable describes how a simple but powerful webserver used for controlling of home appliances can be done. The hart of the circuit is the ATmega328 microcontroller. I have chose this because I wanted to use all available Arduino libraries compatible with them. The Ethernet chip used is ENC28J60. A lot of Arduino libraries exist also for it. The webserver is designed in the way that it control 4 ch ...

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Datura 6 home automation – 2015 improvements

News: In this latest months I've made some important fixes and improvements to the code and to the webserver of the project. See datura_mega_v19.ino for the latest code. The most functional project over internet – Use it as a complete irrigation system for your garden, or use it to control your aquarium, or just to control any kind of devices at home. The imagination is the only limit. Features Arduino prog ...

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Home Automation Using Arduino & Autohotkey

Its been awhile since i last posted something here. Was kinda busy with my university exams & all! Idea for this project was in my mind for very long & i don’t think anyone would’ve done this project with Autohotkey! Anyway, this is a necessity for me, honestly i’m a super lazy person   & i don’t like getting up to switch on fan/light even though the switches are just 3 footsteps away!   From th ...

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Real-time room temperature on your Website using Arduino

This is how to push high resolution real-time data from Arduino-based temperature sensor to your web page without any server-side coding. Arduino is a great device for collecting, storing and transferring data from various sensors but there are times you need to make your data accessible from any place over the internet, like I did for room temperature in my study. That’s when this solution may come handy. ...

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Making sound (noise) machines using Arduino

As a part of being an artist in residence at Instructables, I took it upon myself to build of couple of noise machines / music boxes. My interest lies in designing objects that would enable people to explore the world of sound synthesis and for me to get a better understanding on how the different interfaces enables different interactions and sound qualities. It has been an intense experience. Trying to bui ...

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Easy Home Surveillance

Everyone wants to keep their home secure. If zombies have swarmed your house, you want to know it's not safe to return, RIGHT? What better way to do this than to set up a surveillance system? Now it's easier than ever to have. And, you don't have to shell out hundreds of dollars to make sure the infected haven't infested your home. OK, I'll get back to reality... This instructable is good for catching thiev ...

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