February 28, 2013

Automating electronic door locks with Arduino in the Superhouse

 Freetronics co-founder and home automation expert Jonathan Oxer has published the next fascinating instalment in the Superhouse.TV website that focuses on high technology and automation around the home. In this episode Jonathan discusses how to modify electronic door locks so that they can be controlled remotely (or locally) via Ethernet-enabled Arduino hardware. The process of integrating the electronic lock with Jonathan's home automation system is explained in the following video:

If you're interested in other topics within home automation, check out the rest of Superhouse.tv. And we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

As shown in the episode of Superhouse above, Jonathan uses the Freetronics EtherMega:

Quite simply the EtherMega is the fully-loaded Arduino-compatible board on the market today. Apart from being completely Arduino Mega2560-compatible, it includes full Ethernet interface, a microSD card socket, full USB interface, optional Power-over-Ethernet support and still has a circuit prototyping area with extra I2C interface pins. So if your project is breaking the limits, upgrade to the EtherMega today. 

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