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Intellihome is now easier to install and runs on Raspberry Pi

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Last year, I introduced Intellihome, and a lot of you reached out to take a look at the progress so far. My control panel has been running Intellihome all this time, providing Insteon control features and slide show pictures, but

Posted by Matt Chiste
November 3

Amazon Echo: Alexa Skills Kit is awesome for home control

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I’ve been playing around with the Amazon Echo (buy it today to save $50!), and its ability to integrate into my Insteon-based home automation system. I’ve been using the Alexa Skills Kit integrated with my custom software IntelliHome, and it’s

Posted by Matt Chiste
July 15

Wall-Mounted Home Control Center

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I kicked off my latest series of posts with a rather benign one about the genius of paper tabs on outlet covers, but am excited to start sharing the details of my latest round of home improvements. (Some who have

Posted by Matt Chiste
December 5

Calling all (beta) testers: Integration between ISY994i and Nest

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Nest has finally published their public API! I’ve started developing an integration between Nest and the ISY-994i via IntelliHome, and am looking for beta testers. I’ve got data coming from the Nest API into IntelliHome using the Nest Developer Chrome

Posted by Matt Chiste
July 2

Introducing Intellihome: a web-based home automation app for Insteon

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For the past year or two, I’ve been working on writing a home automation application called Intellihome. It’s more of a pet project than an actual product, but recently a few readers have asked questions that can best be implemented

Posted by Matt Chiste
June 27

Moves is a great personal activity tracker

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Quantified Self, or Lifelogging, is all about being able to capture and record information about yourself, such as weight, activity/sleep, and location. After Google Latitude shut down, I went looking for an alternative to capture my location all the time,

Posted by Matt Chiste
April 22
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