Home Automation with Mac OS X, Part 1 (13 tags)
Having more control over how your home operates isn't just a geek fantasy. You can lower energy costs, improve security, and enhance the overall ambiance of your humble abode. Alan Graham shows you how to leverage your Mac OS X computer and get started.
Hacks for Smart Homes (12 tags)
Implementing home automation may be easier and less expensive than you ever imagined. By using your computer, your home can become much smarter. Gordon Meyer, author of Smart Home Hacks, covers the basics of automating your home with MisterHouse, an open source, home automation application for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. Move a step beyond automatic lights to a home that actually responds to stimuli.
Macintosh Home Monitoring (12 tags)
Want to learn a few simple home automation techniques to have your Mac send you a message when your mail is delivered, your kids come home, or your dog uses the pet door to go into the backyard? Gordon Meyer shows you how.
Hacking Your Way Off The Utility Grid (8 tags)
Brian McConnell describes how he retrofitted his home to generate its own energy and significantly reduce its energy footprint. Learn how he installed a grid-intertied solar electric system, as well as solar water heating and solar forced air heaters.
Build an iTunes Remote Control (3 tags)
AirPort Express is great for streaming music from your Mac, except when you have to change tracks from another room. There are commercial solutions available, but here's a great evening project using your web-enabled cell phone and the power of Mac OS X.