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The Amazon Echo can be extremely useful for triggering home automation. This ranges from custom homebrew devices to widely used devices like Insteon, Wink, etc. I happen to have a mixture of devices including ... [More]Projects Raspberry Pi Software Home Automation
I spotted a post by Lior Hass on Hackaday a little while back where he described his Alarmino project where his alarm system now connects with an Arduino and a custom board to simulate the phone line and interpret Contact-ID ... [More]Arduino Home Automation Projects Raspberry Pi Software
I thought I'd share another project from a few years back. Back in late 2007 I just finished up my third DARPA Grand Challenge Event (as an author of the pre-event simulator and real-time tracking software ... [More]Projects Robots
While I was in Japan I was able to visit one of the leading science museums in Tokyo -- the Miraikan. I recognized a few of the exhibits as things I'd seen described in blogs over the years -- like the ... [More]Trips
There is a wonderful museum which exhibits working automata of the Edo era in Japan. It's called Shishi Kaikan and it's located in Takayama, Japan. The automata are mechanical marvels. A couple of these ... [More]Robots Trips