For the money that I paid I've had countless hours of enjoyable Livebox hacking.
In the spiriting of giving, I've compiled my notes. Some work is original; some is derived from other resources on the internet.
Along the way, this work has resulted in a flexible, open sourced, Home Automation controller. We've named this the Home Automation Hub (HAH). Turning a cheap router into a home automation server.
HAH components can be bought from the shop or drop by the forums if you have any questions about the HAH project and we'll do our best to help you out.
Livebox Essential knowledge
- Factory shipped firmware images
- Flashing new firmware aka Livebox Recovery
- Command line access (Breaking into the Livebox)
- Building a development environment
Home Automation Hub
Interesting things you can do with your Livebox once you've decided ADSL routing is boring!
Don't have a LIVEBOX?
- portable - Installing the HAH system elsewhere (Raspberry PI / Beaglebone / other Linux)
- Add on Hardware
- assembly - Putting together your external board
- About the hah_microcontroller firmware
- The xAP adapter program interfaces to the external hardware (relays,1wire,i2c,rf,inputs)
- i2c - expandable I/O control endpoints
- Universal RF
- About the webserver
- Upgrading Firmware and Backing up your settings
- External GUI interface
- Current Cost - Classic 1, Classic 2, ENVI and EDF.
- Using the local CRON daemon for scheduling events
- Data feeding Xively aka (Pachube/cosm) - Internet of Things integration
- Google Calendar integration
- Sending tweets and remote control via Twitter
- Mobile phone integration for sending/receiving SMS
- Interfacing simple serial devices - Also used for implementing JeeNode integration
- JeeNode Integration - bidirectional RF enabled Microcontrollers
- gmail - Sending email alerts with xAP
Have a question, comment or some feedback? Let's talk about it!