Smart Home projects and automations
Building a simple remote controller for Elgato Key Lights using a low-cost ESP32 Wi-Fi module and a push switch
Upgrading our home Linux server again with a new low-power Intel N100 fanless system with 32Gb RAM and 1Tb NVMe storage.
New teardown and looking inside the latest Amazon Echo Pop smart home speaker and Amazon Alexa smart home device
Using Home Assistant with Ikea Vindriktning & Netatmo to measure the air quality in your home or office.
After lots of small changes to our usage, device upgrades and replacing some old household appliances, our energy usage is around 45% lower
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
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
Connecting our Nest Thermostat 3rd Gen to Home Assistant via 1-wire and an Arduino Uno to capture the 1-wire sensor data
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.
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
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.
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
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