15 January 2023
Using Home Assistant with Ikea Vindriktning & Netatmo to measure the air quality in your home or office.
27 December 2022
After lots of small changes to our usage, device upgrades and replacing some old household appliances, our energy usage is around 45% lower
28 November 2022
Taking a look inside the latest Amazon Echo Dot 5 smart home speaker and Amazon Alexa device, now with a new larger speaker and temperature sensor
30 October 2022
Using an ESP32 WiFi module to create a ModBus to MQTT WiFi Bridge for a Solis 1.5kW Solar PV Inverter to log data with Home Assistant
08 October 2022
Setting up the hardware and software for an AllStar Link Gateway using a Tait TM8110 which is a 25W PMR radio with a Raspberry Pi and USB sound card interface
22 September 2022
Connecting our Nest Thermostat 3rd Gen to Home Assistant via 1-wire and an Arduino Uno to capture the 1-wire sensor data
08 September 2022
Making a USB Programming Cable for Tait TM8000 series PMR Radios to use as Ham Radio repeaters
28 August 2022
We got the new eddi V2.1 from myenergi with built-in WiFi and ethernet to add to our home solar system and Home Assistant.
19 July 2022
Our new 1.6kW solar array has now been fitted and is working much better than we expected
08 June 2022
Making a remote display using an ESP32 eInk ePaper module to show data from our Home Assistant system
17 May 2022
A new solar PV inverter installed with Raspberry Pi RS485 data logging
06 April 2022
Fault finding and repairing a Ham Radio Yaesu FP-1030A Power Supply which had a hidden manufacturing defect on the PCB
26 March 2022
I fell for an online scam from a fake online store for solar panels and lost a lot of money
13 March 2022
Repairing a Failed TP-Link Kasa Smart KP115 WiFi Plug which has a dead relay
18 February 2022
This post details our journey with Home Assistant since we first tried the software in 2016 and various upgrades with our hardware sensors and software to automate some of our home.
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Welcome to my blog, here you will find my projects and other things. I make websites and manufacturer and sell expansion boards for the Raspberry Pi range of computers.
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