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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.

Feed the dog and close the door with an open source home automation system

Home Assistant, a versatile and lightweight open source tool, makes it easy to automate everyday household tasks.
6 open source home automation tools

Build a smarter home with these open source software solutions.
6 open hardware projects for upgrading your home

Unlock your door with your fingerprint, get an alert when mail arrives, and more with these fun projects.

Yes, you can order a cheap clock from anywhere. But isn't this more fun?
Why can't we have the Internet of Nice Things? A home automation primer

Open source home automation hub Home Assistant solves many of the aggravating problems in today's connected homes.
Colorful sound wave

Using your voice to interact with your digital environment is quickly becoming the norm, and open...
10 tips for DIY IoT home automation

There are hundreds of projects that beginner IoT makers can implement to make their homes run...
houses and cars

The openHAB open source automation platform is designed to use a pluggable architecture, which...