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Add Raspberry Pi camera as your friend in Instant Messenger


These days almost everybody is connected to the internet on their phones, The thing people like doing most is staying in touch with friends on Instant Messengers like Whatsapp, Facebook, Hangouts, Telegram.

Whats missing here ? All the cool devices in your home needs to be on your friends list too!!!!

How about having your Home Alarm system on your friends list, It sends you a message and photo when the alarm gets tripped, How cool would that be?

More ideas:

  •  Your heat pump as a friend: Send it a message before you get home and it warms up your house

  •  Ask your garage door to open from a messenger

  •  Watch your pets with pictures from messenger when you go on vacation

  •  Water your plants with 'water' command....

These ideas are endless...

For this reason we bring to you a kit which connects a Raspberry Pi to Telegram Instant Messenger.

What does the kit do:

  • Its PIR sensor senses motion and sends out a message to you every time its trigerred

  • The Raspberry Pi has a camera, the moment the motion sensor is triggered the Pi takes a picture and sends it on Instant messenger

  • It has got a neat interface where you can change settings right in the Messenger

  • Its a matter of adding more sensors and expanding the kit to do whatever more you want it to....

What the Kit comes with:

  •  PIR sensor

  •  Raspberry Pi Camera

  •  Wifi Dongle

  •  8GB SD card with all the needed software pre installed

  •  Breadboard and detailed instructions to get it going

Whats not included

  • Raspberry Pi

  • Patience

Detailed step by step tutorial making it a breeze to set it up:

1. Getting the Raspbery pi on the Wifi and Messenger

2. Wiring the Motion Sensor and Camera

3. Getting Raspberry pi to start messaging  you

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Price: $149.00

ESP8266: IOT wifi weatherstation kit with cloud storage


The devices which connect to internet has been shrinking at very fast pace, Now its got to the size which fits on your fingers and can not only connect to the internet but as also do some sensing.

ESP8266 chipset has made waves since it got introduced, Due to its small size and capablities. This is the first generation of IOT technologies which is going to change the way we live.

We use this powerful tiny module to build a complete WeatherStation kit, which collects Temperature, Humidity and Barometer readings. Not only does it collect the data, It stores it in the cloud for you to retrieve it from any device be it your mobile, PC or tablet. Isnt that cool.

With the purchase of the kit we give you a unique key, which is used to provide access to the cloud storage to store it as well as download the data.

You can use this kit for many purposes:


                   Fig: Electronic Barometer + Temperature + Humidity sensing

  • Room temperature logging
  • Home Insulation checks
  • Greenhouse monitoring
  • Industrial data logging
  • Recording change of weather in your area and publishing it on the web
  • Add more sensors like power monitoring and make this a multisensor IOT kit

Fig: Build your graphs from the stored CSV data

There is a lot you can do with this powerful combination of low power sensor and cloud access.

The kit comes with complete step by step instructions to buid the kit.

1. The Esp8266 Weatherstation Cloud based Kit

2. Building the kit Weatherstation

3. Optional ESP8266 firware upgrade tutorial

Price: $129.00

Wireless Sensor and Data Logger


What can this box do?

This kit takes measurement of its two precision temperature sensors, and logs the data to a SD card. Both real time readings and stored data can be sent wirelessly to a PC.

How is it useful?

One of the two temperature sensors is located inside the box, and the other one outside on a 1.2 meter cable. By locating the two temperature sensors in two different areas (e.g. indoor and under floor). We can see the temperature variations of the two areas over time. One good use case is to measure how good your home insulation is. Having said that, this kit is designed with DIY in mind. Extra sensors can be added very easily, and soldering is minimum because of the use of the sensor shield. By adding a humidity sensor, light sensor, wind speed sensor etc, this box can be turned into a wireless weather station!

What is included in this kit?

This wirless sensor and data logger kit embodies a few very cool technologies: Real Time Clock, SD Card read/write, Bluetooth and one wire digital temperature sensor. Not only can it be easily turned into a general purpose wireless sensor logger, it also is a fantastic educational kit after all. This kit includes all the neccessary bits to construct a fully working wireless sensor logger, the package includes:
  • Arduino Mega 2560
  • Arduino Mega sensor and servo shield
  • USB cable
  • Real Time Clock module (onboard temperature sensor incl.)
  • SD card module
  • Kingston SD Card 1 GB
  • Bluetooth module
  • Temperature sensor
  • Waterproof case
  • Cable gland x 2
  • Some wires and accessories

Follow this 3-step tutorial to assemble this amazing kit.

Step 1: Interfacing Real Time Clock and Temperature sensor to Arduino Mega

Step 2: Interfacing SD Card Module to Arduino Mega

Step 3: Interfacing Bluetooth Module to Arduino Mega

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Price: $149.00

WiFi Switch: Turn your kettle on from your mobile


There isn't a cleaner way to control something through the internet than using this WiFi Universal Power Adapter. It's super easy to setup and use. Think off things you can control on/off by your cellphone, or computer , usage of this plug is only limited by your imagination.

Plug in the device you want into this socket and you are free to turn it ON from anywhere with your phone.

The app is designed to allow adding multiple sockets in your house and label them "Kettle", "Lights", "Heater" etc 

Effectively with this device you have the control of you entire home right in your pocket.

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Price: $59.99

Android app development Kit for Starters


Android is a great platform to start building your apps, but its not the simplest to start with. For that reason we at hobbyist have built a kit which will take you through the process of building an App step by step. We start with the bare basics and eventually take you into building an app which does some fancy home automation for you.

  It covers the basics of app development and then delves into using bluetooth wireless to talk to Arduino platform. This paves way for reading remote sensor data from the Android tablet and use it as a dashboard for home automation and doing remote robot control.


What you can accomplish with this kit :

  • Learn the basics of Android App development
  • Simple Hello World App
  • Make the app talk to an Arduino

       - Then read the moisture and temp of your garden

  • Read data from Arduino and turn ON devices with touch of a button.

       - Now you can turn on Lamps, Tv's, Heaters right from the app

  • Send a message wirelessly to an OLED display via the app

       - Make this your message board & leave messages to family/flatmates

Kit Contains

  • OLED Display
  • 1 Arduino
  • Temp & Humidity Sensor
  • Single Channel Relay
  • Bluetooth Module
  • BreadBoard and connector wires
  • Software tutorial and code

Other parts needed but not included:

  • An Android (3.0 or later) mobile/tablet with Bluetooth

4 Step Tutorial

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Price: $129.00

Home Automation : RFID Door lock access control kit


This kit consists of

Below are the 3 step tutorial for this kit

Step 1: RFID + LCD interface
Step 2: Motorised Lock Control
Step 3: RFID Door Controller

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Price: $119.00

Web Switch - Turn ON your kettle from the internet


Web Switch: Control your kettle or any power appliance from the internet!!

This cool kit allows you to control any electric appliance from the internet.
What does that mean ?
That means you can turn ON/OFF any appliance at your home from your iphone, Android, ipad, PC or laptop from Anywhere in the world..As long as you have access to a web browser.
Woooo..aint that an amazing power to lay your hands on.
Kit contents:


                  Arduino                              Ethernet shield                                      


        Sensor Shield                                       Relay Module 

Completed kit looks like this:


Tutorial link

Video of working kit :

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Price: $99.00
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