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Posted: 8/27/2015 1:27:04 AM EDT
Skydrop. It's a sprinkler time clock that monitors your forecast through wifi and adjusts your watering based on weather, type of zone, soil, sprinkler type, slope, shade, and more. You get an app for phone or tablet. It changes the duration and days of the week for each zone individually and you can slide that duration up or down manually if you want a bit more or less.

It's time to get with the times I guess....

$300 for timer & expander. Freeze / rain sensor was like $50.
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Neat and OST for cool stuff.
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Bullets
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Soundproof chamber behind a hidden door in the basement.
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 1:43:21 AM EDT
If I told you it wouldn't be cool
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I've got an app connected to a camera facing my door. The camera is connected to my desktop which has a facial recognition program in it. If the program detects an unknown face (you create a "friendly face" list), it will search all social media within 50 Sq miles (more or less... you set the radius) until it finds a possible match (sometimes this is 3 or 4 people). When it does, it stores the info so I can view it later. I learn nearly every salesman/broken down car person/ or random knockers name, age and city before they leave my porch. This is how I learned the guy 6 houses down is my UPS driver. Eventually if the person shows up regularly, such as the neighbor UPS driver, it'll prompt me asking if I want to add them to my friendly face list.

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Originally Posted By GrahamD:
Soundproof chamber behind a hidden door in the basement.
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You just reminded me that I haven't seen "Tremors", in a long time!
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I've got an app connected to a camera facing my door. The camera is connected to my desktop which has a facial recognition program in it. If the program detects an unknown face (you create a "friendly face" list), it will search all social media within 50 Sq miles (more or less... you set the radius) until it finds a possible match (sometimes this is 3 or 4 people). When it does, it stores the info so I can view it later. I learn nearly every salesman/broken down car person/ or random knockers name, age and city before they leave my porch. This is how I learned the guy 6 houses down is my UPS driver. Eventually if the person shows up regularly, such as the neighbor UPS driver, it'll prompt me asking if I want to add them to my friendly face list.



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Skynet

 
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Originally Posted By xachary82:
I've got an app connected to a camera facing my door. The camera is connected to my desktop which has a facial recognition program in it. If the program detects an unknown face (you create a "friendly face" list), it will search all social media within 50 Sq miles (more or less... you set the radius) until it finds a possible match (sometimes this is 3 or 4 people). When it does, it stores the info so I can view it later. I learn nearly every salesman/broken down car person/ or random knockers name, age and city before they leave my porch. This is how I learned the guy 6 houses down is my UPS driver. Eventually if the person shows up regularly, such as the neighbor UPS driver, it'll prompt me asking if I want to add them to my friendly face list.

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That's awesome.
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Originally Posted By GrahamD:
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The 20 foot pit usually muffles them enough in mine.
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 1:56:38 AM EDT
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That's awesome.
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Originally Posted By xachary82:
I've got an app connected to a camera facing my door. The camera is connected to my desktop which has a facial recognition program in it. If the program detects an unknown face (you create a "friendly face" list), it will search all social media within 50 Sq miles (more or less... you set the radius) until it finds a possible match (sometimes this is 3 or 4 people). When it does, it stores the info so I can view it later. I learn nearly every salesman/broken down car person/ or random knockers name, age and city before they leave my porch. This is how I learned the guy 6 houses down is my UPS driver. Eventually if the person shows up regularly, such as the neighbor UPS driver, it'll prompt me asking if I want to add them to my friendly face list.




That's awesome.


Yes it is
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 2:03:09 AM EDT
Z wave protocol moisture sensors near all potential water leak points (under sinks, near water softener, near hour water heater, etc). They communicate remotely to my server and will identify a leak immediately. At that point, the server pushes out a signal on the same z wave network to toggle the electronic valve on my incoming domestic water to the house, shutting it off instantly. It also will send me and the wife a text, and if it's during certain night time hours, will flash the lights in our bedroom to wake us up (using z wave switches).

I implemented this system after an under counter water filtration system exploded in the middle of the night and flooded the whole downstairs up to about 3". 4 months of demo and construction later with a 6 month old baby in the house, no functioning kitchen to speak of, and out $1k deductible- I vowed never again.
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Washlet...
And an aurora light
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 2:06:11 AM EDT
I recently installed KODI on an Amazon FireTV Stick and have added apps to it. I can watch pretty much any movie or show ever, and real time cable/paid movie channels... for free. Yeah, I canceled my cable and netflix. Best $40 I have ever spent.
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Neon Space Invaders clock.  





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Tag for info on the skynet app
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Originally Posted By xachary82:
I've got an app connected to a camera facing my door. The camera is connected to my desktop which has a facial recognition program in it. If the program detects an unknown face (you create a "friendly face" list), it will search all social media within 50 Sq miles (more or less... you set the radius) until it finds a possible match (sometimes this is 3 or 4 people). When it does, it stores the info so I can view it later. I learn nearly every salesman/broken down car person/ or random knockers name, age and city before they leave my porch. This is how I learned the guy 6 houses down is my UPS driver. Eventually if the person shows up regularly, such as the neighbor UPS driver, it'll prompt me asking if I want to add them to my friendly face list.

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Yet you don't say what the name of the app is. T His is like the people who post a picture of a knife or flashlight and then no model or manufacture. You are no help and contribute nothing.
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Yes it is
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Originally Posted By 762moose:
Originally Posted By xachary82:
I've got an app connected to a camera facing my door. The camera is connected to my desktop which has a facial recognition program in it. If the program detects an unknown face (you create a "friendly face" list), it will search all social media within 50 Sq miles (more or less... you set the radius) until it finds a possible match (sometimes this is 3 or 4 people). When it does, it stores the info so I can view it later. I learn nearly every salesman/broken down car person/ or random knockers name, age and city before they leave my porch. This is how I learned the guy 6 houses down is my UPS driver. Eventually if the person shows up regularly, such as the neighbor UPS driver, it'll prompt me asking if I want to add them to my friendly face list.




That's awesome.


Yes it is


What's the app?
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Originally Posted By eyerish:


Z wave protocol moisture sensors near all potential water leak points (under sinks, near water softener, near hour water heater, etc). They communicate remotely to my server and will identify a leak immediately. At that point, the server pushes out a signal on the same z wave network to toggle the electronic valve on my incoming domestic water to the house, shutting it off instantly. It also will send me and the wife a text, and if it's during certain night time hours, will flash the lights in our bedroom to wake us up (using z wave switches).



I implemented this system after an under counter water filtration system exploded in the middle of the night and flooded the whole downstairs up to about 3". 4 months of demo and construction later with a 6 month old baby in the house, no functioning kitchen to speak of, and out $1k deductible- I vowed never again.
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I like Z wave stuff



 
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I have ALL my music ripped to MP3 and FLAC
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5932 albums with71151 songs by8964 artists.
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It resides on an ext hdd attached to a Raspberry Pi (2), which
acts as a server (Logitech Music Server).

The server Raspberry Pi and a couple others have DAC audio boards installed
and are hooked up to regular Stereo Amplifiers (home stereos)

all my music can be accessed and controlled from any wired or wifi device on my LAN.
I can sync all my players and hear the same thing throughout the house, or have something different playing at each different location.

beats the hell out of one CD player attached to a stereo.
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Bunch of these green cases that have FACE TOWARD ENEMY on one side. Accessories that came with.

What they do?
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 2:31:54 AM EDT
Toilet cams
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I have ALL my music ripped to MP3 and FLAC
()

It resides on an ext hdd attached to a Raspberry Pi (2), which
acts as a server (Logitech Music Server).

The server Raspberry Pi and a couple others have DAC audio boards installed
and are hooked up to regular Stereo Amplifiers (home stereos)

all my music can be accessed and controlled from any wired or wifi device on my LAN.
I can sync all my players and hear the same thing throughout the house, or have something different playing at each different location.

beats the hell out of one CD player attached to a stereo.
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Originally Posted By RED_5:
I have ALL my music ripped to MP3 and FLAC
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5932 albums with71151 songs by8964 artists.
)

It resides on an ext hdd attached to a Raspberry Pi (2), which
acts as a server (Logitech Music Server).

The server Raspberry Pi and a couple others have DAC audio boards installed
and are hooked up to regular Stereo Amplifiers (home stereos)

all my music can be accessed and controlled from any wired or wifi device on my LAN.
I can sync all my players and hear the same thing throughout the house, or have something different playing at each different location.

beats the hell out of one CD player attached to a stereo.



Wow! Even if you bought every album from the 3.99 bin at a truck stop... that is close to $25k in music.

You enjoy your tunes, don't you?  
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http://www.amazon.com/Schlage-BE365VCAM716-Camelot-Keypad-Deadbolt/dp/B000NJDRDA
I have 2 for my house and only carry a car key now.
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 3:48:09 AM EDT
I have a kettle that lights up with blue led's when it's on.  That's about it.
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 4:41:55 AM EDT
I have a color TV.  Oh yeah, and an automatic drip coffee maker.

I'm a pretty basic guy.
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My Home Automation system.

I integrate a lot with my phone, I also have remotes in various places to control lights, and such, and have my garage door connected to it. I can open my garage door from anywhere in the world if I wanted to.
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Gene Cafe coffee roaster.  Nothing like fresh roasted coffee.

Well, on second thought, there is Scotch.
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I have a Crock Pot.
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^this and a safe full of guns that most people don't know about.
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 5:27:24 AM EDT
Amazon echo.  

A couple of badass coffee appliances:






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I have an authentic DOD 1968 Fallout Shelter sign.

But that's not a gadget....:(
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Ive got this bell that rings twice that lets me know when someone is about to knock on the door. I dont know how it works,but its never wrong.
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I have a portable Bluetooth transmitter.  I can hook it to any electronic with a headphone jack and beam it to my in house surround sound.  My surround sound is a Russound full digital system, runs off of cat5 cables.  Every room is a different zone with wall mounted controls.  I can have four different things playing at once (DVD, TV, radio, or a CD) to different zones.  The previous owner had an electronics business and installed it.
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I have a homemade, gas powered version of a Sybian type device.  3500rpm!!!!
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Originally Posted By xachary82:
I've got an app connected to a camera facing my door. The camera is connected to my desktop which has a facial recognition program in it. If the program detects an unknown face (you create a "friendly face" list), it will search all social media within 50 Sq miles (more or less... you set the radius) until it finds a possible match (sometimes this is 3 or 4 people). When it does, it stores the info so I can view it later. I learn nearly every salesman/broken down car person/ or random knockers name, age and city before they leave my porch. This is how I learned the guy 6 houses down is my UPS driver. Eventually if the person shows up regularly, such as the neighbor UPS driver, it'll prompt me asking if I want to add them to my friendly face list.

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Holy shit, I would say you win.
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Holy shit, I would say you win.
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Originally Posted By xachary82:
I've got an app connected to a camera facing my door. The camera is connected to my desktop which has a facial recognition program in it. If the program detects an unknown face (you create a "friendly face" list), it will search all social media within 50 Sq miles (more or less... you set the radius) until it finds a possible match (sometimes this is 3 or 4 people). When it does, it stores the info so I can view it later. I learn nearly every salesman/broken down car person/ or random knockers name, age and city before they leave my porch. This is how I learned the guy 6 houses down is my UPS driver. Eventually if the person shows up regularly, such as the neighbor UPS driver, it'll prompt me asking if I want to add them to my friendly face list.



Holy shit, I would say you win.



He just need to add some sort of trap door to catch hot chicks intruders.
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 8:20:08 AM EDT
I have redneck gadgets!  Goats keep the weeds & vines off the fence, keep trees trimmed below 4 feet, provide milk and if the SHTF, they are a very tasty substitution for beef.  The geese provide eggs & weed control.
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 8:23:43 AM EDT
This



and this



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Induction cooktop
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I don't even own a blu-ray player.
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A garage door monitor. It tells you if the garage door is open or closed. It's very nice, especially if you can't see your garage door from your house.
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The 20 foot pit usually muffles them enough in mine.
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Originally Posted By GrahamD:
Soundproof chamber behind a hidden door in the basement.


The 20 foot pit usually muffles them enough in mine.


It rubs the lotion on its skin?  
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 8:29:23 AM EDT
Books, and board games.
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Originally Posted By xachary82:
I've got an app connected to a camera facing my door. The camera is connected to my desktop which has a facial recognition program in it. If the program detects an unknown face (you create a "friendly face" list), it will search all social media within 50 Sq miles (more or less... you set the radius) until it finds a possible match (sometimes this is 3 or 4 people). When it does, it stores the info so I can view it later. I learn nearly every salesman/broken down car person/ or random knockers name, age and city before they leave my porch. This is how I learned the guy 6 houses down is my UPS driver. Eventually if the person shows up regularly, such as the neighbor UPS driver, it'll prompt me asking if I want to add them to my friendly face list.

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What is this magic app called?
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 8:38:27 AM EDT


Kind of tongue in check, but actually this thing is pretty cool.  

We are a cell phone only house and with two young kids we wanted to come up with a way to have a home phone for emergencies without the stupid monthly costs.

I work from home most days and I have started using this more than my Cisco soft client on my PC for comfort and ease of use.
Link Posted: 8/27/2015 9:09:59 AM EDT
Iris home automation system from Lowes, I had a break in at my house last month and wanted something right away, so I looked online and found the Iris monitered system from Lowes, When i went to the store to buy it, I ended up with the complete home smart system, I now can control my a/c, lights, door locks, from anywhere in the world both through my phone and at any computer. I also have a security system with cameras, motion sensors, etc...that i can access anywhere.

I will be adding on the garage door opener, water leak moniters, and a couple other things soon, as it is compatible with all z-wave devices. Very easy to install everything, I had it up and running everything in about 3 hours.
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