The CM3-Home is a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 designed to give anyone the power to automate systems within their homes. The display was certainly turning heads at this year’s Maker Faire Rome.
The CM3-Home isn’t a traditional smart home device. The open source software and Raspberry Pi interface allow for extra modules to be added with ease.
Want to connect another device? Feel free using Arduino and Raspberry Pi. And best of all both Arduino and Raspberry Pi were on full display at Maker Faire Rome 2018 to offer you countless more creative ideas.
“The idea [for CM3-Home] came by knowing the Raspberry PI Compute Module 3 (CM3) that offers the capability to develop your own board,” Ottaviani said in an exclusive interview with Interesting Engineering. “With an industrial, certified board, already populated with direct hardware interfaces, a lot of more possibilities come up compared to a standard Raspberry PI 3 with a bunch of USB adapters attached.”
“The RPI 3 can be good for a maker or to develop the idea but when you need to install a real system in a real environment you need a professional board,” he continued.
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