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SmartAnthill: An open IoT system — SmartAnthill 0.0.0 documentation SmartAnthill is an open IoT system which allows easy control over multiple microcontroller-powered devices, creating a home- or office-wide heterogeneous network out of these devices. SmartAnthill system can be pretty much anything: from a system to control railway network model to an office-wide heating control and security system. As an open system, SmartAnthill can integrate together a wide range of devices beginning from embedded development boards and ending with off-the-shelf sensors and actuators. They can be connected via very different communication means - from wired (currently Serial, with CAN bus and Ethernet planned soon) to wireless (currently IEEE 802.15.4, with low-cost RF, Bluetooth Smart, ZigBee and WiFi planned soon).

UniPi Heating and cooling - UniPi Do you want to use energy efficiently? Reduce the energy consumption? Increase your comfort? The Sensational Raspberry Pi 3 Featuring Incredible PBX GUI with Raspbian 8 Jessie – nerd vittles Hard to believe it’s been four years since the introduction of the original Raspberry Pi®. Over eight million RasPi’s have been shipped. To celebrate its fourth birthday, Eben Upton has done it again. Meet the sensational Raspberry Pi 3 sporting a 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU with ten times the performance of the original Raspberry Pi.

Foscam Recording during Away Mode Only using Pan/Tilt/Zoom Control and Motion Detection - Home Assistant This requires a Foscam IP Camera camera with PTZ (Pan, Tilt, Zoom) and CGI functionality (Source) Foscam Cameras can be controlled by Home Assistant through a number of CGI commands. The following outlines examples of the switch, services, and scripts required to move between 2 preset destinations while controlling motion detection, but many other options of movement are provided in the Foscam CGI User Guide linked above.

Face Recognition with Python, in under 25 lines of code The following is a guest post by Shantnu Tiwari, who has worked in the low level/embedded domain for ten years. Shantnu suffered at the hands of C/C++ for several years before he discovered Python, and it felt like a breath of fresh air. He is now sharing his love. In this post we’ll look at a surprisingly simple way to get started with face recognition using Python and the open source library OpenCV. Before you ask any questions in the comments section: Do not skip over the blog post and try to run the code. You must understand what the code does not only to run it properly but to troubleshoot it as well.Make sure to use OpenCV v2.You need a working webcam for this script to work properly.Review the other comments/questions as your questions have probably already been addressed.

Ask Hackaday: Is Amazon Echo the Future of Home Automation? Unless you’ve been living under a case of 1 farad capacitors, you’ve heard of the Amazon Echo. Roughly the size of two cans of beans, the Echo packs quite a punch for such a small package. It’s powered by a Texas Instrument DM3725 processor riding on 256 megs of RAM and 4 gigs of SanDisk iNAND ultra flash memory. Qualcomm Atheros takes care of the WiFi and Bluetooth, and various TI chips take care of the audio codecs and amplifiers. What’s unique about Echo is its amazing voice recognition. Owntracks - Home Assistant This platform allows you to detect presence using Owntracks. OwnTracks allows users to track their location on Android and iOS phones and publish it to an MQTT broker. This platform will connect to the broker and monitor for new locations.

Install OpenCV and Python on your Raspberry Pi 2 and B+ My Raspberry Pi 2 just arrived in the mail yesterday, and man is this berry sweet. This tiny little PC packs a real punch with a 900mhz quadcore processor and 1gb of RAM. To give some perspective, the Raspberry Pi 2 is faster than the majority of the desktops in my high school computer lab. Anyway, since the announcement of the Raspberry Pi 2 I’ve been getting a lot of requests to provide detailed installation instructions for OpenCV and Python. Flic: The Wireless Smart Button With Flic in your car you can keep your focus on the road, where it should be. With just a click Flic could launch navigation to your next appointment, text your spouse and say that you’re on your way home or detect the song you’re listening to on the radio. Always looking for your phone when you’re on your way out?