At the moment I control my central heating, security and lighting.
By sending commands from my home computer.
My homeeasy central heating controller hack.
I am also able to login remotely from the internet to control the equipment at home connected to this controller.
This project is built around an Arduino board.
The arduino board is a hardware interface allowing you to control and monitor hardware devices with your computer.
And the homeeasy home automation controllers available from B&Q.
These are basically plug-in module which allows you to switch devices on and off using a remote control.
The idea behind this project was. I wanted to be able to login to my home computer and send commands that would allow me to turn lights on remotely.
Or have the computer do it automatically at a set time or when it gets dark.
Step 1: Parts needed
1 homeeasy controller - part number HE300
1 prototype board - Vero board
10 resistors - 47 ohm
4 opto isolators - RS part 308-613
Some ribbon cable.
a strip of pins to connect to the headers on the arduino board.
1 box - to put it all in.
some HE302S - remote control socket