Projects / GNU Phantom.Home

GNU Phantom.Home

GNU Phantom.Home is a computer controlled home automation system. The software includes a circuit diagram for building the Phantom.Home.Controller, a simple circuit board that attaches to your PC's parallel port. Using the combination of hardware/software you can control (i.e. flip on or off) nearly any 120V device. And with a little bit of electronics know-how, you can probably control nearly any device at any voltage by modifying the circuit board to meet your needs. The simple circuit included can be created and built for around $25. The modules cost around $10 (basically a heavy duty relay).

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Recent releases

  •  28 Jun 2000 21:23

    Release Notes: Phantom.Home is now out of beta. The manual is now available in HTML & PDF.

    •  26 May 2000 21:50

      Release Notes: Phantom.Home is no longer the CPU hog it previously was.

      •  10 Mar 2000 17:06

        Release Notes: Autolighting support (turn on/off any Phantom.Home-controlled appliance just by opening the door).

        •  19 Oct 1999 23:22

          Release Notes: Initial announcement.

          Recent comments

          15 Nov 2011 04:16 jimmered22

          The emergence of home automation and smart home products has increased greatly recently. I recently became very interested in these subjects and i actually came across, the site is great and i definitely recommend it

          15 Mar 2002 18:32 csharph

          Why not use X10?
          From what I understand, you would need place all your appliances close to your computer or have lots of wires around your house. But why not use X10 or and a program like heyu? Plus, lights are a lot funner to dim than to switch on and off.


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