Remote control your home via the Internet using Web services with inexpensive AC wireless controller

In our previous articles here on HomeToys, we have presented some simple monitoring solutions for use with your home computer and the internet services at www.BroadbandSentry.com. In this article we will introduce the addition of remote control to the client software from BroadbandSentry.

Robotic Technology Has Arrived: Personal Robots Are On Their Way

The applications for advanced personal robotics are endless. Robots could receive and answer phone calls, take dictation and convert speech to text, read email messages, secure homes or offices, monitor computer networks, teach kids specific topics, deliver medication in nursing homes and keep track of warehouse inventories etc.

Roomba The Robot Sweeps Up

Running 10BaseT Ethernet over existing but unused coax cable.

Both the receive and transmit signals are combined in the hybrid before being sent to the balun to be impedance matched for transmission on the coax cable. A second identical device at the other end of the cable converts the impedance from 75 back to 100 ohms.

Running Interference Not all Projector Screens are Created Equal

DIY Theatre hopes you consider these fundamental options to optimize your theater experience. Remember that screen gain does not have to interfere with or compromise your home theater.

Secure your boat

Secure Your Cottage

Secure your RV

Wouldn't it be great if you can rest assured your RV is safe and secure, no matter where you are. Now you can; eHawk SecureRV is the answer to the many problems recreational vehicle owners are facing today

Selecting a Structured Cabling System for Home Networking, Automation and Entertainment

It makes sound business sense for homeowners to take the time to research the residential cabling system marketplace and apply the same value-based thinking to selecting a cabling system as they do in selecting their home.

Selecting An Electrical Contractor What to do when it is time for the 'wire to meet the walls'

You are the customer. Take your time. You probably don?t buy a new car without walking into the showroom, asking questions, checking the warranty, looking at the maintenance shop capabilities, taking it for a test drive, etc. Don?t hire a contractor without checking them out just as thoroughly as you would that new car.

Sensors Make ?Sense? for Home Automation

Environmental sensor products can be a welcome addition to almost any Home Automation system whether they are used to actively control HVAC devices or to simply monitor key environmental parameters.

SERIES & PARALLEL SPEAKER WIRING

Nigel B design manufactures a range of Traditional and 70 Volt Amplifiers. Discussed here are some tips that describe the most popular method of wiring Speakers. Tech Tips #4 on the Nigel B Design Web site describes 70 volt System Wiring which will be discussed in a later article.

Serve Yourself

When it comes to serving music across your home network, you can buy a proprietary server/client system. Or, says Richard Elen, you can serve yourself?free.

Short Coil/Long Gap

Thiel?s short coil/long gap driver technology is heard by the listener as cleaner, clearer sound reproduction that does not disappoint for ease, naturalness and effortlessness.

Sierra Solar commissions largest residential photovoltaic system in California at 57 KW

The family has now completely eliminated their high utility bill and will be powering their home for generations to come with clean renewable energy. In addition, local wildlife will receive the benefit of a year-round drinking supply.

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