Home Automation with Raspberry Pi: Projects Using Google Home, Amazon Echo, and other Intelligent Personal Assistants

  • 3h 54m
  • Donald Norris
  • McGraw-Hill/Osborne
  • 2019

Gain the skills needed to create a hi-tech home―affordably and easily

This hands-on guide shows, step by step, how to use the powerful Raspberry Pi for home automation. Written in an easy-to-follow style, the book features DIY projects for Amazon Echo, Google Home, smart lightbulbs and thermostats, and more. Home Automation with Raspberry Pi: Projects Using Google Home, Amazon Echo, and Other Intelligent Personal Assistants lays out essential skills for hobbyists and makers of all ages and experience levels. You will discover how to build gadgets that can work in conjunction with―or in some cases replace―commercially available smart home products.

Inside, you’ll learn how to:

  • Design and build custom home automation devices
  • Interface a Google Home device to your Raspberry Pi
  • Connect Google Voice Assistant to RasPi
  • Incorporate GPIO control using the Amazon Echo
  • Navigate home automation operating systems
  • Use Z-Wave in your RasPi HA projects
  • Apply fuzzy logic techniques to your projects
  • Work with sensors and develop home security systems
  • Utilize two open-source AI applications, Mycroft and Picroft
  • Tie your projects together to create an integrated home automation system

About the Author

Donald Norris is an experienced engineer and adjunct professor at Southern NewHampshire University. He is the author of numerous TAB guides, including Raspberry Pi Projects for the Evil Genius, Build Your Own Quadcopter: Power Up Your Designs with the Parallax Elev-8, and The Internet of Things: Do-It-Yourself at Home Projects for Arduino, Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Black.

In this Book

  • Designing and Building Home Automation Projects
  • Interfacing a Google Home Device with a Raspberry Pi
  • Raspberry Pi Implements a Google Voice Assistant
  • Raspberry Pi GPIO Control with an Amazon Echo
  • Home Automation Operating Systems
  • Z-Wave and Home Automation
  • Mycroft and Picroft
  • Fuzzy Logic and Home Automation
  • Sensors
  • HA Security Systems
  • Integrated Home Automation Systems


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