Koti Home (the name comes from the Finnish word “koti” that means “home”) is a home automation system based on Arduino that I’ve built. See it in action. I’ve writte a post about this project: http://arturpaikin.com/en/home-automation-experiments/ and also gave a talk at Queens.js, check out the slides and video.
Right now supports the following features:
- Showing home temperature (in Celsius)
- Email notifications (or text message with the help of IFTTT) if movement occurred
- Switching the light on and off remotely (might be any electronic device)
- Voice commands like “turn the light on” and “status update” and “make me coffee”
Koti Home is ran by a Node.js app on a server (mine is at DigitalOcean VPS), Arduino connected to a Raspberry Pi with a Node.js client app and Arduino with a couple of sensors.
- Get an Arduino and all the necessary sensors. I have a temperature, light, relay and motion. Connect everything.
- Clone this repository, rename
config.jsonand change all the credentials, like email and passwords.
- Upload the
Arduino/koti.inoto Arduino board and set up the
koti.jsapp on your server. I recommend PM2.
- Buy a huge chair, a desk and a Darth Vader mask. Make a Margarita and control
the planetyour house. Disclaimer: chair, desk, mask and Margarita are sold separately.