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25 Home Automation Projects for the Evil Genius (Evil Genius)by Jerri L. Ledford
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TURN YOUR HOME SWEET HOME INTO AN AUTOMATED, EVIL GENIUS PARADISE!
Your home may be your castle-but can it cook your dinner? Well, with the help of 25 Home Automation Projects for the Evil Genius, you can teach it to do just that, along with dozens of other affordable, enjoyable things that will transform your humble abode into a wickedly automated living environment.
But fear not-you don't need an engineering degree to complete the projects in this book. That's because technology maven Jerri L. Ledford skillfully provides you with a firm understanding of the basic wiring, networking, and equipment demands for home automation. She then leads you step by step through each application, offering clearly worded and heavily diagramed guidance that will truly satisfy your inner Evil Genius.
With the help of just a few household tools, you'll be able to bring info-age automation to:
Plus, you'll gain access to discounts from a variety of home automation product manufacturers, to make your projects even more economical. With 25 Home Automation Projects for the Evil Genius, easy living is now automatic!
Automate anything in the home, fromclimate control to security!
Computer technology has caught up with homeautomation, and it’s now easy and inexpensive toautomate everything in a house—including lighting,security, appliances, entertainment, and environmentalconditions—and here’s how to do it! This well-illustratedresource offers 25 complete home automationprojects that require only basic household tools andthe instructions found within its pages.
Automate anything in the home, from climate control to security!<P>Computer technology has caught up with home automation, and it's now easy and inexpensive to automate everything in a house--including lighting, security, appliances, entertainment, and environmental conditions--and here's how to do it! This well-illustrated resource offers 25 complete home automation projects that require only basic household tools and the instructions found within its pages.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION TO HOME AUTOMATION
Chapter 2: Intruder Alert: Outdoor Lighting
Chapter 4: It's Getting Hot in Here: Control Your Climate
Chapter 6: What's at the Door? Installing a Surveillance Camera
Chapter 8: Music Everywhere: Audio Controls
Chapter 10: Today Is Trash Day: Automating Reminders
Chapter 12: Watching from Afar: Monitoring Kids and Pets from Work
Chapter 14: Who Let the Dogs Out: Creating Your Own Robo-Dog
Chapter 16: No Keys Necessary: Installing a Keyless Entry
Chapter 18: Hello Dave: Creating Automation Personalization
Chapter 20: Adding Sound Effects to Your Home Automation
Chapter 22: Automating Your Hot Tub
Chapter 24: Connecting to Your Favorite Entertainment
APPENDIX A: AUTOMATION CHECKLIST