By Tom Bemis-SzeglinskiPublished Aug 14, 2018 12:16:25A DIY smart home hub that’s built using Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Raspberry Pi Zero and Arduino Mega could make it easier for you to make your own smart home setup.
We’ve taken a look at a number of Raspberry Pi projects and seen how you can easily build your own DIY smart-home hub using Arduino, Pi Zero, Arduino Mega and other Arduino boards.
Here’s a rundown of the components needed to build your very own DIY hub.1) Raspberry PiPi ZeroWe recommend getting the Raspberry Pi ZERO and Pi Zero W for your Raspberry Pi 2.
These boards are a little smaller and lighter than the Raspberry Pis we tested, and you can get the Raspberry PI Zero from Amazon for around $100.
It’s an excellent buy, especially if you plan to build multiple smart home hubs.2) Arduino MegaWe’ve been using the Arduino Mega to build our hub since it’s released.
It costs $65, but you can pick up the board from Amazon.
We’ve used it for the Pi Zero hub, and it’s an outstanding piece of kit.
The Raspberry Pi Mega is a small, easy-to-use board that has an integrated USB port and can be used to build any Arduino-compatible smart home system you want.
The board can connect to a Raspberry Pi or Arduino to create a RaspberryPi Zero, which can then be plugged into an Arduino Mega.
You can get these boards from Amazon, but Amazon is one of the best places to get them.
The board also has two microSD cards, so you don’t need to use microSD card readers or microUSB cables to connect it to the Pi.3) Arduino ZeroWe’ve used the Raspberry Zero Zero as a hub for our Raspberry Pi Pi Zero.
It includes a microSD slot and a USB-C port, but we haven’t used it in the hub yet.
We’ll update this article with more information as we have it.4) RaspberryPi We’ve had the RaspberryPi for a few months now, and the boards have improved a lot since then.
The Raspberry Pi board has also gotten a lot bigger, but this is one board that’s very easy to use and has a lot of potential.
It can run a wide range of Arduino-powered projects, including Raspberry Pi boards, Arduino-based projects and even Arduino-only projects.5) ArduinoMegaThe Arduino Mega board comes with an onboard microSD adapter that can be plugged directly into a Raspberry Pis or Raspberry Pi-based boards, so there’s no need to buy an extra microSD-card reader or microSD reader adapter.
It also includes an onboard USB-B port and microSD/microSDHC slot, so it’s compatible with any microSD or micro SDHC card.
It doesn’t have an onboard Ethernet port, so if you want to use a computer to control your RaspberryPi or Pi-powered home automation hub, you’ll need an Ethernet cable.
You could use a USB cable to connect the RaspberryPI Mega to a PC or Mac, but the USB-cable is usually a bit pricey.6) Arduino-readyArduino-ready means the board is compatible with Arduino-branded smart home devices and modules.
If the Arduino-approved board doesn’t include the microUSB-battling USB-A port, you can buy a kit that will include a USB port.
If you have a Raspberry pi or a Pi Zero but don’t have access to a microUSB port, Arduino is also compatible.
The boards can be found on Amazon for a very reasonable price.
You don’t even need to do a whole lot of research before you buy this kit.
If your Raspberry pi is an old model or Pi Zero or Pi 2, you might want to check out our tutorial on how to connect your Raspberrypi Zero and Raspberry Pi to your PC.
You’ll also need an SD card reader to connect to the board.
The SD card is a nice bonus.7) RaspberryPipBoyPiPiPi-compatible boards that include the RaspberryPips are usually a little more expensive than the Arduino boards, but they’re usually easier to find.
The Pi-PipBoard Pi-compatible board from DigiKey is a great choice for the Raspberry pi.
This Pi-friendly board has a USB 3.0 port, a micro SD slot and microUSB slot, and supports Arduino Mega, Pi Pi Z, Pi A, and Pi B.8) Arduino MiniWe’ve reviewed the Arduino Mini board for a while now.
This board comes bundled with an Arduino Nano and a micro USB cable, but it has a micro-HDMI connector as well.
The Nano board has two onboard USB ports and a HDMI port.
This makes it great for use with Raspberry Pis and Pi-controlled Pi-style smart home systems.9) Raspberry PIMPi-