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Re: hacking a home with free technology and Debian

On Sat, 2018-09-15 at 00:45 +0200, Daniel Pocock wrote:
> I've got an interesting opportunity to completely replace all the
> sockets, lights, heating controls and appliances in my Dublin house
> with things that are free or easily hackable.

An "easy", legal but expensive way that just involves code from you:


But if you are keen and have the time and expertise, I'd be putting
something together with a esp8266 ($3 delivered in qty 1 from ebay ARM
board with 2.4GHz WiFi that runs micro-python) together with a mains
rated solid state relay ($2 ebay delivered qty 1).  If you add on the
glue (wires, connectors, picofuse, case) you are probably still looking
at under $10 per item controlled.

Of course the hardware has been done by others:
(but has the downside the mains side isn't off the shelf).

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