Raspberry Pi enthusiasts interested in building their very own Raspberry Pi 4 home automation server using Docker, OpenHAB, HASSIO and NextCloud should check out the tutorial embedded below, created by Andreas Spiess.
“The Raspberry Pi is grown up now to be a perfect Home Automation Server. Today I show you why and how to set it up conveniently. In the end, you should be able to make an educated decision for your own project”.
Raspberry Pi 4 specifications, the Pi is an excellent mini PC for home automation projects and is now available with up to 8GB of RAM:
– Broadcom BCM2711, Quad core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.5GHz
– 1GB, 2GB, 4GB or 8GB LPDDR4-3200 SDRAM (depending on model)
– 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz IEEE 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 5.0, BLE
– Gigabit Ethernet
– 2 USB 3.0 ports; 2 USB 2.0 ports.
– Raspberry Pi standard 40 pin GPIO header (fully backwards compatible with previous boards)
– 2 × micro-HDMI ports (up to 4kp60 supported)
– 2-lane MIPI DSI display port
– 2-lane MIPI CSI camera port
– 4-pole stereo audio and composite video port
– H.265 (4kp60 decode), H264 (1080p60 decode, 1080p30 encode)
– OpenGL ES 3.0 graphics
– Micro-SD card slot for loading operating system and data storage
– 5V DC via USB-C connector (minimum 3A*)
– 5V DC via GPIO header (minimum 3A*)
– Power over Ethernet (PoE) enabled (requires separate PoE HAT)
– Operating temperature: 0 – 50 degrees C ambient
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