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Pytomation – extensible automation system written in Python

Pytomation is a lightweight extensible open source automation system written in Python.

This software can be used for home automation and lighting control but is certainly not limited to those uses.

It is supported on any platform that supports Python ( Windows, Mac OS-X, Linux, etc).

Features include:

  • Executes actions based on voice input, time of day, file data, serial port data, and socket data. Serial and speech df protocols.
  • Mobile Web and Android clients w/ continuous device state updates (web-sockets).
  • Voice Commands from Android (“Home Control” app).
  • Local Telnet and Web access.
  • Unique language to describe devices and actions.
  • Smart objects: Doors, Lights, Motion, Photocell etc.
  • Optional “Mainloop” programming, for more complicated control.
  • Optional “Event driven” programming, for complex actions when a device state changes.
  • Time of day on and off control.
  • Delays for time off.
  • Idle command, device will return to “idle” state.
  • Map one command to another with optional source and time.
  • Good hardware support: Insteon / X10 (2412N, 2412S, 2413U), UPB Universal Powerline Bus (Serial PIM), Belkin WeMo WeMo Wifi Switches, JDS Stargate (RS232 / RS485), Radio Thermostat WiFi Enabled Thermostat (CT30), Nest Labs Nest thermostat, Venstar ColorTouch Thermostat (5/6800), Weeder Digital I/O board (Wtdio/RS232), Logitech Harmony Universal WiFi Remote (Harmony Ultimate), WGL Designs W800RF32 X10 RF receiver (W800/RS232), Arduino Uno board (USB), X10 CM11a (RS232), Mochad X10 CM15 (USB) and CM19 (USB), Misterhouse Voice Commands MHSend (TCP), Spark I/O WiFi devices, Z-Wave (Aeon Labs via python-openzwave) DSA02203-ZWUS, Phillips HUE Phillips HUE, Zigbee lighting.
  • Very easy to add new hardware drivers.
  • Good documentation complete with examples.

Website: github.com/king-dopey/pytomation
Developer: Jason Sharpee, Dustin S, David Heaps
License: GNU General Public License v1

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