Installation


xBox Media Center IR On/Off Hack

We’re huge fans of xBox Media Center here at Automated Home, and with 2nd hand boxes available for around £40 theses days it really is…


Home Automation Gun Turret

I’ve often joked with friends about motorised gun turrets in my Home Automation setup, but Vaughn Rupp has actually done it! A combination of a…




UK Star Trek Apartment

    After his Mrs left, Tony Alleyne started work on turning his appartment into this Star Trek homage. 24th Century Smart Home technology in…



Nintendo Wii Controlled Smarthome

An interesting Home Automation project using the Nintendo Wii as an interface to the home… “This is my Nintendo Wii Controlled Smart Home. Using the…



The House of Innovation

The 2006 Sunset and Popular Science House of Innovation – See ideas for today and the future! Sunset and Popular Science magazines are combining the…



Installing a Back up Power System

Submission by Nigel Giddings – I am currently building a house in North Kent and have caught the Home Automation bug. The intention is to…


Car PC or Kitchen PC

Here’s an interesting guide on building a Car PC. This is of interest to Smart Home entusiasts too as many of the requirements that make…



Cheap DIY Rack

Engadget’s latest “how-to” is on building a DIY rack – “Our simple network rack is an easy project that can really clean up a home network…


Idratek Smart Home Installation Blog

Idratek is still a little known brand in the Smart Home industry, but it has an impressive array of hardware modules and software features. The…




Mac mini Kitchen Installation

A very nice article on how this guy remotely mounted his Mac mini under a kitchen unit, then extended its ports onto a UK double…


New Package Service for Smart Home Self Builders

Simply Automate have just announced their new service designed for self builders. The package includes a number of elements including design consultancy, hardware, software, installation…