Automate Columbus

Welcome to the Automate Columbus! A hub containing the latest news, comprehensive guides, and a cost estimator. Designed to be a tool for anyone looking on information related to home automation. Transform your living space into an intelligient experience.

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This full-stack web app utilizes Figma for prototyping. Node.js and Vue.js for client side development and CSS and Tailwind for styling and creating a responsive design. RSS feeds provide real-time news updates. Guides are rendering markdown formated text in Markdown. The backend relies on a C#/.NET Core API, managing data stored in a SQL Server database hosted on Azure Cloud Services.


Stay up-to-date with the latest news in smart home automation. The articles cover product launches, industry insights, and tips to enhance your smart living experience.

  • RSS feeds from 3 sites provide the articles


Unlock the full potential of your smart home devices with our detailed guides. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, find the information you need to make the most of your automation setup.

  • Guides render markdown in order to use a commonly known format, creating the oppurtunity for additional contributers.

Guide View based on selection

Cost Estimator

Plan your smart home budget with our intuitive cost estimator. Customize your setup and get an instant cost breakdown.

  • Cost are calculated using sql triggers.
  • Equipment and Contact info are saved to database, tied together with an input ID.



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