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Magic Mirror for Home Automation

Automated Home circa 1950

Dean Davis, author of many useful Mac programs for home automation and a contributor to Smart Home Hacks, points out this push-button home article at Modern Mechanix.

My favorite "hack" is the system that automatically closes the windows when it rains, but there are so many clever implementations that it's hard to pick just one. The dog-proof garbage can lid is also quite a neat idea. Certainly whl the implementation of the ideas might seem quaint, it's interesting to see how many of the overall tasks remain the focus of home automators today. Including the puzzle of how to hide all the equipment from spouses and houseguests.


Neil Cherry

Now you're taking all the fun out of this! I have that very magazine. My neighbor found it in his collection of junk and gave it to me. :-)

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