GNU Phantom.Home

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Introduction to GNU Phantom.Home

GNU Phantom.Home is a computer controlled home automation system.

GNU Phantom.Home uses a simple electronic circuit that you build (the circuit diagram is included, and can be completed by even a novice with minimal electronics experience... or get a friend to do it :) ). The device (Phantom.Home.Controller) is connected to a parallel port on your computer. You can use/control (i.e. turn on or off) almost any 120V home appliance with the GNU Phantom.Home system! And you can control almost ANY device at ANY voltage with a little bit of modification to the Phantom.Home.Controller circuit. Imagine... being able to feed your couch potato needs by controlling all the lights and venting (fans) in a room right from your trusty PC! Examples and sample setups are included in the GNU Phantom.Home package.

Downloading GNU Phantom.Home

GNU Phantom.Home can be found on or one of the mirrors.

The latest news/updates/binaries to GNU Phantom.Home can be obtained from

Bug reports/questions/comments

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Updated: 08 Oct 1999 joethielen