Monthly Archives: June 2014

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

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

Mini Tool Kit

Behind every great project is a great set of tools. I’ve got a pretty varied collection of tools in my arsenal (albeit not as comprehensive as discussed in LifeHacker’s Essential Tools post), but the go-to set if find pulling out

Posted by Matt Chiste
June 24

Emulate an 8-button RemoteLinc with a 4-scene device

The portable Insteon RemoteLinc is a great device that allows you to add control to your Insteon system from virtually anywhere in the house, whether or not you have a light switch nearby. While there are actually two versions of

Posted by Matt Chiste
June 20

Storage solutions for your small electronics projects

I’ve accumulated a lot of stuff for my home automation projects and drone hobby, and throwing all the parts into boxes just wasn’t working. So I found two great solutions to keep everything nice and tidy. The first is this

Posted by Matt Chiste
June 16

Apple’s new Home Automation feature in iOS 8

As you probably know, yesterday Apple announced the new features of iOS 8 due in the fall. There were some interesting features, but of course the one I found most interesting is HomeKit. Details are still wildly vague, but the

Posted by Matt Chiste
June 3
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