Hardware Overview

This tutorial is a section of my wider series on creating a home automation solution for heating and watering in my house.  Refer to the index here.

In this post I cover the hardware I’ve chosen and how I purchased it.

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Openhab Architecture Overview

This tutorial is a section of my wider series on creating a home automation solution for heating and watering in my house.  Refer to the index here.

In this post we describe the overall architecture we’re trying to achieve for the heating and watering system, and how the components interact.

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Using Pi and OpenHab to control radiators and watering

Our house has hydronic radiator heating, we also have a watering system and other equipment.  I wanted to use a Raspberry Pi to control the heating, as our radiators previously had manual valves.  I also wanted to control the garden watering system whilst I was at it.

This tutorial series will cover the process of installing and configuring the software to achieve this, with topics being: