A lot of developers like tinkering with all sorts of tech. And if you own, build or rent a house or an apartment, home automation is a cool area to discover and play with.
But home automation can be frustrating as well. Which system should I choose? Should I go with an open-source system like Home Assistant? Or maybe with something like Philips Hue? Where do I start? Lighting? Heating? Cameras? Door locks?
But even if you found a system to go with, there will be hurdles. I mean, it's tech, isn't it? 😉 And that's where a community would be awesome. Asking questions. Giving advice to others. That's what we are here for. And Ben created a special (of course Forem-powered) community for everything related to technology in your home.
It's not just about home automation. There is much more. Here is the "tagline" of Hometechnica.
Homebuilding in the age of automation, privacy, security, and alternative energy. Gadgets, ideas, and community.
If you are interested in any of these topics, come join us over there.
It will be fun. I promise. 😄