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I am looking for some guide, examples, books to do simple things (automation) with Ubuntu. Like

  • turning on / off the electricity
  • open doors
  • etc

Any idea would be appreciated,


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up vote 8 down vote accepted

LinuxMCE is a free, open source add-on to Kubuntu.

Linux Home Automation has a lot of links.

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You've had so nice 666 reputation, but I just had to click 'up' for your answer ;) sorry :) – Paweł Karpiński Jan 14 '11 at 11:47

Just this instant I stumpled upon Open Advanced Process Control (OpenAPC) in an article about home automation in a german Linux online zine.

OpenAPC screenshot

Looks quite powerful, but also complicated, I guess. Let me know if that's the right direction.

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for hardware - check Arduino controller - open-source electronics prototyping platform. Plays nice with Ubuntu

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