I posted last week about the Raspberry Pi Light Switch (link here) and wanted to share the web pages I've developed to controlling these home automation devices. Starting with the Lighting:
As you see in the pics the status light changed on the Lamps button. It happened when I pushed the Lamps button on the web app which then turned the Lamps on and indicated they were on the web app. If I were to physically press the button the webapp would indicate the change within a second of the light coming on (thanks to html5 server push and AJAX). I've made my router a vpn server so I can securely do this from anywhere I have an internet connection or cell service. (And now the wife's asking me why I keep playing with the lights....I am writing this at work, oops. )
If you have questions or comments don't be afraid to ask.
Here's a sneak peak of what's coming up in the series: