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
Creating a wireless remote control to switch between video capture scenes in OBS Studio to select between our Microscope and other cameras or desktop capture using a Wi-Fi Remote Control
We have added several new Zigbee sensors to our smart home system which runs Home Assistant and the sensors talk to the home Linux server using Zigbee2mqtt
Yet more scammers using emails claiming to be from a certified photographer who says your website has copyrighted images hosted
Teardown time with some old tablets that no longer work or charge, some Apple iPad Air 2 and Android Nexus tablets
Trying to avoid zapping electronics by adding new ESD Anti-Static matting on the bench and floor in our workshop.
Adding a live video feed to our Brunel BMSZ trinocular stereomicroscope using a Raspberry Pi High-Quality Camera module and USB interface
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