Recently I moved into a new house. For me, this was the time to go crazy with all those IoT devices I collected or created in the last couple of years.
Armed with my programming, infra and cloud knowledge I decided to create my own smart home hub. In these IoT Series on my website, I will share my journey, pitfalls, failures and hopefully some success as well.
Hardware I’ll be using
During these IoT Series, I’ll be using the following hardware.
- Raspberry Pi 3 B+
- 32GB Micro SD card
- Z-Wave USB Controller
- Network switch
- Bunch of UTP ethernet cables (approx 2m each)
- Netgear Orbi RB50 Satelite mesh router
- Philips Hue bridge v2
- Google Home mini
- Alexa Echo Dot v3
- KeyWe Smart lock
Besides the hardware, I’ll be using a couple of Unix flavors for the programming part. However, this can be perfectly done using a Windows machine as well.
Part 1: Raspberry Pi 3 B+ and Docker
Part 2: OpenVPN (coming soon)