Making a remote display using an ESP32 eInk ePaper module to show data from our Home Assistant system
A new solar PV inverter installed with Raspberry Pi RS485 data logging
Fault finding and repairing a Ham Radio Yaesu FP-1030A Power Supply which had a hidden manufacturing defect on the PCB
I fell for an online scam from a fake online store for solar panels and lost a lot of money
Repairing a Failed TP-Link Kasa Smart KP115 WiFi Plug which has a dead relay
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.
Modifying a Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W to add an external antenna with a U.FL RF connector
Tearing down an Amazon Echo Show 5, 2021 2nd generation smart speaker and display
As part of our ongoing quest to reduce our energy usage and carbon footprint, we have installed a compressive home energy logging system which uses various sensors to monitor our energy consumption, generation and environment data, which are collated in Home Assistant and also on our home logger
Controlling our loft radiator with a Zigbee controlled thermostatic radiator valve and Home Assistant.
Adding new MQTT sensors to Home Assistant to log Gas meter usage data
Adding Shelly EM power monitoring in the loft with Home Assistant
Adding remote Wi-Fi data access to our Mastervolt Soladin 600 solar PV inverter using an Espressif ESP32-WROOM-32UE module
Audio notifications for when the washing machine needs to be emptied via Home Assistant and Sonos speakers
Modifying a Sonoff POWR2 Smart Switch with energy monitoring to reduce its power consumption when being used to monitor a device's energy usage
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