“Octopod, a uniquely shaped full home automation system that allows you to monitor your home and keep security with AI and smart RFID locks.
There are many IoT home automation projects out there, but trust me there is nothing like this! Octopod is made using NodeMCU (MAX32620FTHR or Arduino MKR 1010) , Arduino Uno, and Raspberry Pi 3. Octopod allows you to make your home smart. Octopod sends you a variety of data like temperature, humidity, and gas quality inside your home. Octopod sends you notification whenever it detects any sort of motion inside and tells you when you need to water your plants. You can also control your appliances through a Blynk application on your smartphone. Octopod even enables true mood lighting!
Octopod is equipped with a tiny little camera, which sends you live feed. This camera also uses artificial intelligence to detect humans in its sight and sends you their pictures. In addition, it features an RFID door locking system! Awesome, right?
How Everything Works?
The NodeMCU is connected to a bunch of sensors, a relay module and RGB LEDs. It is connected to Blynk app on a smartphone via WiFi, which sends all the data and allows you to control your home.
Raspberry Pi is also connected to WiFi, which lets you see the live feed via the Pi Camera. We have also installed OpenCV libraries on the Pi, and configured the Pi to detect any human beings in its sight and email you their images.
The smart door unit uses an RFID module. When the permitted RFID is brought within its range, it automatically opens the door.”