Part 1: Using Google to Interact with the Tiny House

Marc Bilodeau/ Automating, Smart Sensors, Tiny House

With 99% of the tiny house construction complete, work lately is focused on adding smart sensors that collect data from the plumbing, environment, and electrical use. Without data, there is no sense of what’s normal and abnormal in the tiny house. If there is something wrong, alerts are currently sent to my smartphone, and real-time data is available on the magicmirror. At some point,

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Smart Plumbing with Sensors and Metrics

Marc Bilodeau/ Automating, Smart Sensors, Tiny House

Currently, there are several temperature and humidity sensors throughout the tiny house. One resides underneath the sink with the majority of the plumbing. Now, it’s time to take that IoT device to the next level and add more sensors to create a smart plumbing system. In addition to temperature and humidity tracking, the smart plumbing system includes sensors to measure water flow, water depth,

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Internet Access from the Tiny House

Marc Bilodeau/ Automating, Planning, Tiny House

Although not impossible, it’s becoming more difficult to live without the Internet. Today, it’s fully integrated into socializing, shopping, learning, entertainment, and much more. As of 2018, over half of the world has access to the Internet. However, a tiny house has some challenges due to their legal status. Regardless, there are several options available to access the Internet from the comfort of a tiny

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