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Since autum is approaching and the weather is getting more and more cold and wet outside I have some time again to play with my Raspberry Pi(s) and implement a basic “Smart Home” setup. At the moment it just measures the temperature and can switch some RF-controlled wall sockets on and off over the network, but at least its a start :) Maybe I will implement some more functionality in the future. This post will be the first one of several describing the setup and will focus on the hardware-side of things. Please note that this isn't meant as a step by step guide to building the hardware, but rather a quick overview with the links to all necessary documentation I used.
As you may have seen in my previous Raspberry Pi post, I have a TextStar serial LCD display to show basic info without the need of a monitor or TV. I have written a python module which makes using the display and its various functions easier without knowing to much about the lower level serial stuff.