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Home Automation Project: Humble Beginnings

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Shortly after moving into my home, I found places I wish I could snap my fingers and have it rewired. I’m not much of a DIYer, but I was willing to learn more. Rewiring the house was not on that list, however. One example is that I have several exterior lights that are controlled from wildly disparate locations in the house. There are two primary areas I’d like to light when guests are expected, but the switches are pretty far apart, so that rarely happens.

Those were my humble beginnings: I wished I cold have lights controlled from different locations. I didn’t expect to ever do anything to realize that wish.

But I did upgrade a couple of switches to dimmers (one was a single switch, one was a multi-switch situation) and even a motion sensor. Then I learned some lessons from those installations (which in all fairness, my nephew…

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