This course, "Home Automation using Raspberry Pi" is for anyone who is interested in building some really cool Home Automation projects using Raspberry Pi. Since it is not a beginner course, the learner needs to have a basic knowledge of Raspberry Pi, Linux commands and basic Python Programming.
In this course, the learner will learn how to build an Intruder Detection System. Whenever there is any intrusion at home or office, it is detected using PIR motion detector sensor, an alarm is produced using a buzzer, an image of the intruder is captured, and an email containing the attachment of the image is sent to the user. A database containing the date, time, and image of the intruder is created and served over a web page using Raspberry Pi as a web server so that the user can access the web page to view the log of all the intrusions that have taken place over time.
The complete system is subdivided into individual sections and explained with the utmost detail so that it is easy to understand. It also explains the possible applications for such a system and how the learner can customize for his/her home or office. Complete Python source code and PHP code are also included so that the learner can easily replicate the system.
After completing this course, the learner will know how Raspberry Pi helps us in building home automation stuffs, developed on the core idea of "Internet of Things".
This lecture describes what is home automation and what are the objectives of home automation.
This lecture describes the concept of Intrusion Detection System and the hardware components required to develop.
This lecture explains how to test the PIR Motion Detector Sensor and the buzzer before connecting to the Raspberry Pi.
This diagram depicts the connections for testing the sensor and the buzzer using a battery.
This diagram depicts the complete circuit to connect the sensor, buzzer and the webcam to Raspberry Pi.
This lecture explains how to connect the sensor and the buzzer onto the Raspberry Pi and also the Python code to detect motion using the sensor and alarm using the buzzer.
The Python source code for the Motion Detection Section.
Check your progress by taking this simple quiz.
This lecture explains how to setup the camera in Raspberry Pi and also demostrates how to capture an image when there is any intrusion detected by the sensor and save the image with date and time as the file name.
The Python source code for Camera Section
This lecture explains the steps to create a MySQL database to store the date, time and image of the intruder in a table. Also you will know how to access the database from a Python program.
The Python code for Database Creation Section.
Check your progress by answering this simple quiz.
This lecture explains the Python coding to send an email to the user along with a Subject, Body, and an attachment of the image of the intruder with a timestamp.
The Python code for Email Section.
This lecture describes the various steps involved in setting up a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) Webserver in Raspberry Pi.
This lecture explains the PHP code to develop a dynamic web page to display the intrusion log.
The PHP source code to create a dynamic webpage.
Check your progress by answer this simple quiz.
This lecture demostrates the real-time working of the Intruder Detection System.
The complete source code for Intruder.py and Intruder.php
Venkatesh Varadachari is the founder of Money-Wizards Global Pte Ltd, that owns the education brands Money-Wizards, PiWizards and Scratch Ninja.
Venkatesh believes that knowledge should be made available to people in all walks of life. Venkatesh also believes in the power of education to transform lives.
Venkatesh has an MBA from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
He also has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Madras University and a Masters in Financial Engineering from National University of Singapore.
Satya is a passionate technology enthusiast and is excited about the possibility of impacting education through technology. Satya holds a Masters in Computer Applications from VIT, one of the premier engineering institutes in India. He is a product engineer and spends his time creating exciting courses around the credit card sized Raspberry Pi.
Venkatesh is an avid and passionate engineer who has the crave to explore the cutting edge technologies. He completed his Bachelors of Engineering in Electronics and Instrumentation under Anna University. He is now pursuing his Masters in Electrical Engineering at The University of Texas at Dallas. He has worked extensively with Raspberry Pi in the field of IOT and Home Automation. His areas of interest include Embedded Systems, Micro-processors and Micro-controllers, Internet of Things, VLSI Design and VLSI Testing. He is also an enthusiastic educator who aims to take the latest technologies to the common man.