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DIY Smart Home

This section is dedicated to DIY projects with Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Linux and more. Learn how to build smart home products like the smart magic mirror and smart cat laser toy to impress friends and empower yourself with open-source electronics and software! It’s cheaper and a very cool learning experience!

Create a Cheap DIY Smart Mirror in 15 Minutes With A Raspberry Pi Zero!

 I wanted to share a really cool setup that was pretty easy for all of those Smart mirror enthusiasts out there. If you haven't seen my article on creating a smart mirror with voice-control- you can see that link down at the bottom. In this article- I'm going to briefly share how I created a similar build with a Raspberry Pi Zero W. Why is this important? You can save an extra 20% on cost by building it with a Raspberry Pi Zero. In leui of this article - here's a picture of the Smart Mirror using the "Magic… Read More

DIY: Want to Create Your Own Voice-Controlled Smart Mirror? Here’s a video and list to do it!

 See the guide and list of things you need broken down below.  This was voted as one of the BEST Raspberry Pi Projects by MagPi.  Also, credit goes out to the original developer and genius behind the Magic Mirror by a developer named Michael Teeuw aka MichMich on Github!  Make sure to Like & Share my Video!   Build your own Smart Mirror-  Disclaimer - the video is only showing how to get magic mirror installed on your raspberry pi via raspian OS from scratch (along with google assistant in the second half of the video). You need to get… Read More

Do-it-Yourself – Build A Smart Cat Laser Toy to Keep Your Cat Entertained For Hours

Today we are going to go over creating a "smart" cat toy with an Arduino board and some Servos.  You can build this yourself, regardless of your experience, especially if you don't have a programming background. Link To Video: https://youtu.be/-WkcTPKJrrg Do you want to build your own automated laser toy for your cat?  How about one you can voice-control or setup with a timer? A low-budget version of 3 parts needed to purchase: Click here to see the base parts. What's in this Guide? In this guide, I'll be showing you a list of things that you need, variations to… Read More

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