Linux Smart Homes For Dummies - links found in the book
Right now there's not much here but will be here is a list of links that are found in the book. Some of them have changed since the book has been printed. I'd like to update them. Since it's not possible to do that in the book I'll do it here. My Link checking program is run weekly to check the status of the links. If I find a dead link I'll try to fix it. If not I'll try to find a substitute for that link. If all else fails I'll note the change.
On the last page of the introduction the are two links the first is my email address and the other is the supposed to be the front page of my forums. Oops I got them wrong. Here are the correct links:
Part I - Bringing the Future Home
Chapter 1: Exploring the possibilities of Home Automation
- SmartHome - Electronics and home automation gadgets online store.
- X10mp3 - control the X10 Anywhere Remote.
- Ebay - a LARGE online Auction.
Chapter 2: Filling Your Home Aution Toolki with Linux Software
- Damn Small Linux
- Blue Lava
- LIRC Software
- One Wire Weather
- Even more software
Part II - Connecting Multiple Computers without the Wires
- AbsoluteValue Systems and GNU/Linux
- Floppy Firewall
- Atheros - Displays a blank page (???)
- The ACX100/ACX111/TNETW1450 wireless network driver project (TI chipset)
- Broadcom 43xx Linux Driver
- Linux wireless LAN support (PRISM chip set)
- Intel IPW2100 (Intel chipset)
- Intel IPW2200
Chapter 4: Creating a Wireless Access Point
Chapter 5: Routing Network Traffic for Free
- Quagga routing protocol package.
Part III - Entertaining your Brain with a Little Help from Linux
Chapter 6: Building a Personal Video Recorder with MythTV
Chapter 7: Streaming Music without the Wires (Pg 129)
Twonky has changed the layout of their web site so I've added links to the Twonky Media Server and Music Server. Your choice, to see the differences visit their web site and view their line of products. Remember that this is commercial software and not open source. I don't see this as a problem as it's inexpensive and well supported. The one big difference between something like the SlimServer and Twonky is that Twonky is a UPnP server while SlimServer is a UPnP client.
- Twonky Media Server - enables you to share your Music, Pictures and Videos with standard UPnP-enabled client devices throughout your home.
- Twonky Music server
- Twonky software also runs on a number of network attached storage (NAS) devices, here is a list of other platforms Twonky runs on
Chapter 8: Having Fun with a Webcam
Chapter 9: Setting Up a Smart Phone System
Part IV - Keeping a linux Eye on the Sky
Chapter 10: Letting Linux Watch the Weather For You.
Chapter 11: Getting Online Weather Information
Chapter 12: Staying Comfortable with Thermostat Controls
Part V - X10-ding your Enviroment with Home Automation
Chapter 13: Introducing X10 Home Automation
Chapter 14: Going Wireless with X10
Part VI - Controlling and Securing Your Automation Network
Chapter 15: Controlling Your House with MisterHouse
Chapter 16: Controlling X10 from Misterhouse
Chapter 17: Using the Web Interface for Remote Control
Chapter 18: Remotely Accessing Your MisterHouse Controls
Part VII - The Part of Tens
Chapter 19: (Nearly) Ten Cool Chores You Can Automate
Chapter 20: Ten Gadgets Worth Checking Out.
If you have questions about Home Automation and/or Linux you may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. This email address is not for unsolicated email (if I didn't opt-in then it's unsolicated).