Raspberry Pi Smart Home
Iden Farzadeh
Tecumseh Elementary
Floor Location : J 034 N

Raspberry pie? No, not that raspberry pie, the computer, the Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi is a series of single-board computers, around the size of a credit card. The Raspberry Pi was originally produced to promote the teaching of the fundamentals of computer science in schools and developing countries. The purpose of this project is to answer the question, "How can a Raspberry Pi be integrated with various electronic devices to create a more improved smart home system?" To be able to answer this question, criteria is set of what is considered as an "improved smart home system", such as a balanced price to functionality ratio, customizability, capability, and more. The first step taken was choosing the correct smart hub, and that ended up as OpenHAB2. OpenHAB2 is an open source program that allows users to integrate various electronic devices, into one functional smart home system, that can be controlled from one place. Standard electronic components utilized to create the Raspberry Pi smart home include: an OLED display, flame module, fan motor, temperature & humidity sensor, Raspberry Pi Camera, PIR sensor (Motion Sensor), LEDs, Buzzers & Beepers, Sound Sensor, Servo Motor, USB Camera, Light Sensor, and a Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Display. The final product of the entire project is a model of a smart home, with all of these components, which are all integrated with OpenHAB, and fully functioning. The completed smart home is compared to other standard smart homes, based on the criteria of a smart home. From the analyses, which consists of charts, data tables, and images, it is concluded that the Raspberry Pi Smart Home has a more substantial number of advantages than standard smart home systems.