Creating a Home Automation System

Here is how Mjtrinihobby from instructables automated his home.

home automation

He needed a means to;

- manage solar power system including the ability to switch to/from utility supply should I need it.
- manage the food and water to my three doggies.
- control the outside lights.
- provide metering for the power consumption within the home.
- remotely control/monitor the home.
- Provide voice annunciation for key events (yes, having your home talk to you like a person).
- a couple other functions. 

Instead of using arduino, raspberry pi, Micro controllers he used the The labjack u3 hv


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