Introduction to openHAB 3.0

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Introduction to openHAB 3.0

Learn the fundamentals of openHAB 3.0 and build home automation solutions from scratch

updated on icon Updated on Sep, 2023

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person icon Venkatesh Varadachari

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Course Description

Hello learners!

Welcome to MAKERDEMY's “Introduction to openHAB 3.0” course.

This is an introductory course on the popular home automation platform, openHAB. Do you wish to build your own customized home automation system that is cloudless, technology and manufacturer-independent? Want to explore more and learn what makes openHAB so cool?

This course is a one stop destination for an easy introduction to openHAB. By the end of the course, you would have internalized all the concepts behind openHAB 3.0 and its features. You would have implemented a capstone project in openHAB using the Raspberry Pi 4 and ESP32 boards, as well as implement mini-projects and assignments that help you understand concepts with ease. At the end of the course, you will be in a position to come up with your own Home Automation solutions using openHAB 3.0.

Throughout the course, we have provided a curated collection of original resources. These resources include links to documents for in-depth learning, links, videos, and more. At MAKERDEMY, we have a dedicated instructor team who will promptly answer any of your course-related queries.

So, what are you waiting for?! Come, join me in this course. I look forward to being your instructor for this course and turn you into a home automation expert!

Who this course is for:

  • Any developer or an engineer who wishes to work with automation platforms in general
  • Home automation enthusiasts who wish to control all aspects of their smart home products and devices
  • Electronics hobbyists who look forward to tinkering with programming boards like the Raspberry Pi, and work on automation tasks for smart homes


What will you learn in this course:

  • Learn the fundamentals of Home Automation

  • In-depth understanding of concepts in openHAB

  • Learn how to set up and configure openHAB 3.0

  • UI-driven and File-based configurations in openHAB 3.0

  • Home Automation using Rules

  • Design user interfaces for your smart home


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • Basic understanding of electronics and related concepts

  • Working knowledge of the Raspberry Pi and ESP32 Boards

  • Basic experience with Arduino IDE, though prior experience with programming languages is not mandatory

Introduction to openHAB 3.0


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

Getting Started with openHAB 3.0
7 Lectures
  • play icon Introduction to the Course 05:00 05:00
  • play icon Home Automation Fundamentals 04:50 04:50
  • play icon What is openHAB? 06:45 06:45
  • play icon Functional View of openHAB Part 1 05:21 05:21
  • play icon Functional View of openHAB Part 2 05:06 05:06
  • play icon Boards best suited for openHAB 06:44 06:44
  • play icon Course Resources, Quiz and Assignments
Setting up openHAB 3.0
7 Lectures
In-depth Overview of openHAB 3.0
7 Lectures
Capstone Project - Home Security and Thermostat System using openHAB 3.0
8 Lectures

Instructor Details

Venkatesh Varadachari

Venkatesh Varadachari

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