Space Automation

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Space Automation Project

The Space Automation Project is the umbrella project for all the automated infrastructure projects at i3detroit.

Current head of the Automation working group is Eric.


Job number one is to agree (ha!) on the software that will tie the disparate elements together.

Add you favorite software to this table, or criticize someone else's favorite!
Software Description Pros Cons
Open Scada [1] Open source SCADA Open Source

Mango [2] Open source SCADA Open Source

MisterHouse [3] open source home automation Open Source

Written in Perl

Intended for home automation

Written in Perl

Openhab [4] openHAB is a pure Java solution, fully based on OSGi Must everything in the world be a goddamn web application?

LinuxMCE [5] Targeted toward home automation


Features that we'd like to have in the automation system.

  • Logging of entry into the space
  • Smart control of the heating system
  • Reminders or alarms if the equipment is left on

Related Projects


Arduino Controlled Thermostat

Security Cameras

RFID safety switch system




TallyUp Hackerspace management system [6]

Open Door Hackathon [7]