DIY home automation project: touch panel for any smart device

This is an easy tutorial to turn any Android tablet (no root required) into a posh DIY home automation touch panel. This is a cheap alternative to the expensive touch panels in swanky smart homes, and will control pretty much anything including the Broadlink RM Pro and the Broadlink blackbean. This is a simple setup using IFTTT, the RM plugin, Nova launcher and basic android widgets.

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Buy a super cheap £60 Samsung tablet here:

Buy an RM pro here:

Buy 5 RF plug sockets here:

Buy an RF mains dimmer switch here:

Buy a nest thermostat here:

You will need a Hue hub as well as lamps if you want the Philips setup, you can get them here:
The Philip Hue lamp in the video is here:
The Philips Hue hub is here:
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