Embedded systems

Home Automation

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Home automation is the precursor to the intelligent home. The way devices and appliances can be networked together to provide us with seamless control over all aspects of your home and more. Home automation has been around for many decades in terms of lighting and simple appliance control. Recently technology caught up with the idea […]



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pfSenseĀ® software includes the same features as most expensive commercial firewall solutions. In some cases, pfSense includes additional features that are not available in commercial closed source solutions. The pfSense project is a free network firewall distribution, based on the FreeBSD operating system with a custom kernel and including third party free software packages for additional […]


xLights Mobile Web Control

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xSchedulerWeb Button ControlforMobile Audience Interaction Introduction Last Christmas I designed an inactive controller with two buttons (Back/Next) to allow spectators watching my Christmas lightshow to skip to the next, or go back to a previous song during the show. Now I thought I would devise a way to also engage the people who were driving […]