HCP #1 Intro
Helloooo everyone and welcome to the first part of House Configuration Project !
Ok I know, there is nobody here.. Let me imagine being famous for a while..
It's been a while since I wanted to start my own domotic configuration, and begin to connect things in my apartment.
So I will start now ! And I will write every step I take on this website, to keep a track of my progression.
In this article I will first define my current apartment, and the objects that are already connected.
Next, I will define my goals, and list several tools / articles I found that can be interesting in order to achieve these goals.
Let's hit it.
I currently live in a 65m² apartment, located in Brussels. I am precisely at the 2nd floor and the configuration is quite basic : 1 Kitchen, 1 Living Room, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom.
Several objects are connected to my local network. Here's an exhaustive list :
Everything is connected to the modem router (B-BOX 2 - Belgacom) via RJ-45 Cable.
I don't have any house phone. Only my mobile phone, which is a Oneplus One - Android.
With this current configuration, I'm able to download all my movies directly on the Synology (via web interface), and access them from the Television. Indeed, Panasonic offers a Local Network Explorer, so I can navigate through the NAS directories and start a movie. The video player of this TV allows me to change Audio Channels and Subtitles Channels which is perfect for me.
I can also launch music playlist (that I have created on the Synology Audio Station) from the Home Receiver. Better, I can do this with my phone and the Yamaha Android app. Just tap the playlist and the music starts playing in the whole apartment.
This is going to be an exhaustive list because I don't yet know all the existing possibilities.
My first step will be to try the Gladys Project, which was re-written and is open source on github. I will try to install it on my raspeberry :) Of course everything will be explained and described in the next episode.
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