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Learn about open source hardware and software that can automate your home lighting, temperature, security, and more in our home automation articles.

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Which of the three dominant wireless protocols used in home automation—WiFi, Z-Wave, and Zigbee—is right for you? Consider the options in part three of this series.
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Cloud may be more convenient, but local control gives you more privacy and other options in your Home Assistant ecosystem.
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Home automation can be a slippery slope. The right open source tools can get you on firmer footing.
How to use a Raspberry Pi for home automation

Home Assistant, a versatile and lightweight open source tool, makes it easy to automate everyday household tasks.
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Build a smarter home with these open source software solutions.
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Unlock your door with your fingerprint, get an alert when mail arrives, and more with these fun projects.
Alarm clocks with different time

Yes, you can order a cheap clock from anywhere. But isn't this more fun?
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Open source home automation hub Home Assistant solves many of the aggravating problems in today's connected homes.