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- Understand the Fundamentals of a Smart Home
Learn how to install openHAB 2
Make important settings on the Raspberry Pi
- Overview of Administration Interface (Paper UI)
- Install different Addons (Bindings, Transform, Persistence)
- Configure Your First Thing using Paper UI
- Configuration and Structuring of IoT Devices using Things and Items
- Designing your Smart Home Visualization using Elementtpes and Sitemaps
- Storing your Data in a Database (Persistence)
- Home Automation using Rules
- ... see the Curriculum
- You will need a platform that is able to run Java
- Raspberry Pi ( highly recommended!), Synology Diskstation (able to run Java), Windows PC
- You should be able to use a PC
- Course will be presented on Windows PC
This is a Beginner Course!
Smart Home Fundamentals will teach you build your own cloudless, technology and manufacturer independent smart home automation. We will use openHAB 2 (open Home Automation Bus). You will be able to integrate the most important technologies like Z-Wave (e.g. Fibaro) and ZigBee (Philips Hue).
Why manufacturer and technology independent ?
As long as the technology is supported you do not have to fear of vanishing manufacturers
You will be able to combine the best products of any technology supported
You will not be impacted by downtimes of cloud services
You will not have to pay any extra money for the services
Your local home will be secure
Smart Home Automation Fundamentals will cover all you need to get your own smart home automation running, including:
Install openHAB 2 on a Raspberry Pi
Make basic settings on the Raspberry Pi and learn most important commands
Configuring and administration using Paper UI
Configuration and Structuring of IoT Devices using Things and Items
install add-ons (Bindings, Transform, Persistence)
smart home visualization using the Basic UI (openHAB Sitemaps and Elementtypes)
Storing your smarthome data in a database (openHAB Persistence)
Smart home automation using rules
... see the curriculum
Why am I qualified?
I set up my own smart home in 2010 and started a blog in 2016. In 2018 I made my first smart home course in German and it got on of the best selling online courses. I am consulting customers and help building barrier free smart homes in a non profit organisation.
I will help you master this course. Simply use platform to ask questions. I will answer as soon as possible.
Enroll now and start building your smart home and make your life smarter.
See you in lesson 1,
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- Smart Home Beginners
- Learn how to install and configure openHAB 2
- Want to build your own smart home step by step
This lecture will guide you how to connect the first time to your openHAB 2 Raspberry Pi.
You will learn how to integrate first technical things in openHAB 2. I will demonstrate an installation of a Philips Hue Bride and a Color Led Bulb.
This is the first video about groups. Groups can be used to structure from different point of view. In this lecture I will give some examples about Location Groups.
Learn how to show Date and Time Information in the Basic UI. You will learn how to use state formatting to show any format you need. DD.MM.YYYY, YYYY-MM-DD, HH;MM All is possible.
The Element Type Switch is another way to control your Smarthome in different ways. We will once more take the heating control as example.
I will explain how to configure the Element Type Chart. Charts will be used to show a graphical flow of your values. You could use charts to see how temperatures developed.
Note: This is only the configuration part. Charts will only show the content if data is persisted. Please check the Section Persistence if you like to see values straight away.
As already mentioned Groups are very powerful. I will show you how to configure your Item Type and use the Element Type Group to view how many lights have been left on in a room, a floor level, your home.
This example could also be used for counting open windows. Check your UI and you will immediately see how many windows are still open.
We will use a Group Element Type with a Dimmer function to control more than one Item. I will explain how to configure the Item and how to change your Sitemap.
This example could also be used to control the heating of your thermostats.
You would like to translate states to different languages or have an individual text? You will learn to install and configure the MAP transformation and to add the transformation to your state format.
Simply translate the state ON and OFF to any language.
You will learn how to integrate a Danfoss LC-13 Z-Wave Thermostat using openHAB 2 and the Gateway.