Projects using electronic components and circuits
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
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
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 RGB to all the things in the loft workshop using an ESP8266 Wifi module to make a custom RGB LED Controller
PC built time for the loft workshop with a new AMD Ryzen 9 3900X PC build in Fractal Design Meshify S2 case
Teardown time with an Amazon Echo Dot 4th generation smart speaker, find out how Alexa is listening to you
Teardown time with an Amazon Echo Dot 3rd generation smart speaker with a built-in LED clock on the side
Modifying a Kasa Smart Plug by TP-Link Power to reduce its power consumption when being used to monitor a device's energy usage
Modifying a new eBay USB data cable for a Yaesu VX-6 radio which was sending wrong voltages to the radio and other missing parts from the circuit
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