Design and development of smart low-cost home systems using Raspberry Pi
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This research work aims to design and develop a smart low-cost home automation system with existing technology. The home automation becomes important, because it gives the user the comfortable and easily for using the home devices. The implementation and design of wireless home automation control used two methods, WLAN technology and RF remote control handheld to control of the selective home devices with integral security and protected system. The system is low cost and flexible with the increasing variety of devices to be controlled. Smart home automation has attracted the interest of the research community during the last decade. In today’s world automation plays a very important role and in this project an automated way of controlling home appliances through human interaction as well as through self-control of the system itself is provided. The manual mode helps user to control home appliances automatically using PC or any Wi-Fi enabled Mobile phone in the same local area network. The system designed and implemented here uses simple easy-to-use programmable devices like the Raspberry Pi and other hardware that can be easily sought out and implemented including relays and motor controllers. One of the main aims of this paper is to establish that home automation can be cheap to set up, if one does not want to purchase existing expensive gadgets that are available on the market. It was possible to successfully meet most of the objectives required. However, there is room for improvement in terms of both hardware and software in order to expand the functionality of the whole system for a range of other uses and features.