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Smart Home Automation with Linux

  • Authors
  • Author Steven Goodwin is behind the Minerva home automation suite (

  • Linux is popular for controlling smart homes as it runs low power devices like the Slug that Windows cannot reach.

  • Linux on netbooks means many people are now using it for things like media.


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Steven Goodwin
    Pages 1-48
  3. Steven Goodwin
    Pages 49-83
  4. Steven Goodwin
    Pages 85-115
  5. Steven Goodwin
    Pages 117-148
  6. Steven Goodwin
    Pages 149-184
  7. Steven Goodwin
    Pages 185-214
  8. Steven Goodwin
    Pages 215-267
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 269-289

About this book


Linux users can now control their homes remotely! Are you a Linux user who has ever wanted to turn on the lights in your house, or open and close the curtains, while away on holiday? Want to be able to play the same music in every room, controlled from your laptop or mobile phone? Do you want to do these things without an expensive off-the-shelf kit?

In Smart Home Automation with Linux, Steven Goodwin will show you how a house can be fully controlled by its occupants, all using open source software. From appliances to kettles to curtains, control your home remotely!


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About the authors

Steven Goodwin has been involved in science and technology from an early age, and built his first synthesizer while still in his teens. Since then, his projects have been varied. He has sold over a million computer games, written two books, built robots, and automated a house that can be controlled from the Internet. He has spoken at many conferences, including NotCon '04 and the BBC Backstage OpenTech event.

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