Use a home-made remote control to trigger your favorite automation scenarios
- arrival = turn everything on, open the blinders
- departure = turn everything off, monitor the house
- relaxing = turn on the music and switch light to dim
When you think Smart Home, you dream that everything could be controlled at the tip of your finger?
We have the right solution for you!
In a very simple and inexpensive way, you can create a DIY remote that will trigger all your favorite appliances, lights and devices by setting up pre-organized scenarios based on your daily needs. The main place of transition of your house is your doorstep, where you leave/enter your house, the place where you go from one scenario to another. That’s why we decided to create a master remote control installed right at the entrance of your smart home so that you can tell what you want to your home right when passing its threshold.
Three or more scenarios with a dedicated button for each
Connect lights, blinders, TV, speakers
Integrate home monitoring to your home
This project can be done in about an hour and can cost as low as $40.
Step 1: NECESSARY COMPONENTS
Raspberry Pi 2 or 3 // ~$20~$35
16 GB SD card // ~$8
Old unused webcam Speakers USB stick
3*RF sockets + RF transceiver module // ~$18
Breadboard + buttons + jumper wires // ~$4
Philips Hue light
Optional: MicroBot Push
Step 2: SET UP PROTA OS ON YOUR RASPBERRY PI IN 15 MINUTES
Prota OS can be downloaded for free on https://prota.info/prota/pi/. It’s only 3.8GB and easy to burn on a SD card (make sure to use a 16GB card).
Follow the instructions of Raspberry Pi foundation to write the OS image on your SD card. Extract the .img file from the zip folderPlug in your SD cardDownload and open Etcher, select the image and the drive and start the process. That’s it!
Once Prota OS is burned on the SD card, you can follow this simple installation guide to set up your Prota hub (less than 1 minute!). You only need to define its name and password, your time zone and your email address and the rest is completely automatic!
That’s it! In less than 15 minutes and with no hassle, you transformed your Raspberry Pi into a Smart Home automation hub!