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The smart home revolution definitely isn't happening overnight. Even with a flood of new devices and platforms available, most of us are still only inching toward fully automated homes. Still, you can take matters into your own hands and speed up the rate of progress with these DIY smart home systems. They're easy to build and most can be up and running in under an hour.


You've probably seen mention of the Raspberry Pi in your travels across the internet, but what exactly is this compact piece of circuitry? What can you do with it and why would you want to? If you're new to the life of Pi then we're here to explain everything you need to know and then some.


The new iteration of the tiny but powerful but cheap Raspberry Pi is the US$35 Pi 3 Model B. Despite being exactly the same price as the previous version, the RPi 3 is 50 per cent more powerful, and for the first time includes both on-board Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, making it even more useful for those hobby projects or as a cut-rate Linux terminal or media centre box.