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Homica - The remote-controlled 'smart house' using Arduino, iPhone and Apple Watch Answered

Homica is a project that thanks to a smart web platform allows to control in a remote way (using an iPhone and Apple Watch) sensors and actuators installed on the Arduino boards.

Homica not only allows to monitor our home in all its aspects through a
multitude of sensors but also to perform actions on the whole installed actuators.
Moreover, Homica is able to execute actions as results of events.
This logic will be called "Homica Profile".

Below there are just few examples of "Homica Profiles" that can be created using Homica.

If we are not at home and we want that the acustic alarm is activated and all the lights goes on and an email is sent when a motion sensor detect the presence of someone in the house.
If our garden has an humidity below a certain value, then we have to water it until the soil humidity will be a specific value.
If we want to be notified by email if there is a gas leak.
If we want that a number of lights goes on if we clap our hands once and we want to turn them off if we claps twice.
If we want that all the lights or some goes on or off with a simple action.
If we want that some lights goes on if a motion sensor detects a motion.
If we want that some lights goes on when night comes and off when becomes day.
If we want that an electric kettle and some lights goes on at a specific hour

The most interesting aspect is that we can create all the profiles we need directly
using the iPhone application called "Homica Remote" without any Hardware changes.

Complete Project Video

Remote controlled by an Apple Watch Video

Remote controlled by voice (Speech Recognizer)


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5 years ago

Hello MicheleC5, i have seen all of your videos on youtube, and i have to say. this is a brilliant project. i havee been trying to do the same thing you have done but on the android platform. i started out with some off the shelf apps like Souliss and Total commander but i have lately been working on an application that will let me do a lot more. and you have actually done it. i havent worked around programming on the iOS platform before. i am looking forward to when you share your project. hopefully i can use lessons from you to get it on android, you know, mostly because iPhones are normally quite expensive.


5 years ago

So is this a commercial advertisement, a new and upcoming Instructable or just a show off case?


Reply 5 years ago

Hi Downunder35m,
I conceived it as an upcoming instructable.
I'm working to made a video of it using an apple watch and many other functionalities and then a web site where find all the instructions to made it from the A to Z. I posted here the project video to be able to fine tune it thanks to your suggestions.

Thanks for your reply,