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30 May 2018

Solar Hot Water to 1-Wire Interface

After the removal of our Raspberry Pi based home data logger and the installation of the Mosquitto...

28 April 2018

Bitmap to Byte array for e-ink display

Over the past few months Andrew has been working on a new circuit for a custom home alarm system...

14 March 2018

Mosquitto MQTT and Home Assistant Data Logging

We have removed the Raspberry Pi based data logger from our home and moved the logging hardware and new...

10 February 2018

Nest Thermostat and Smoke API with DotNet

This code example shows how you can use C# in either a Windows application or asp.net website to retrieve...

16 December 2017

Gigabit Internet Gateway Network PC

Following from our home network upgrade in August 2017 we have been trying to find a way to add global...

30 August 2017

tp-link LB130 Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb Python Control

A few weeks ago, we purchased a tp-link LB130 smart bulb to use with the Home Assistant software...

22 August 2017

Home Network Upgrade

The home network installation for our computers was first setup using 10BASE2 coax connections when...

06 September 2016

Home Energy Solar Logger Update

Since updating our home solar data logging system to the Raspberry Pi Solar Data Logger Version 2 in...

13 January 2016

Gas Meter Hall Effect Sensor

In a previous blog post we wrote about our new mains energy monitoring system which reads the values...

01 January 2016

ESP8266 Mains Energy Monitor

In November of last year we finished work on our Raspberry Pi based solar data logger, a part of our...

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