Home Automation

Smart Home projects and automations

Blog post for ModBus to MQTT WiFi Bridge for a Solis 1.5kW Inverter

ModBus to MQTT WiFi Bridge for a Solis 1.5kW Inverter

Using an ESP32 WiFi module to create a ModBus to MQTT WiFi Bridge for a Solis 1.5kW Solar PV Inverter too log data with Home Assistant

Blog post for Nest Thermostat to Home Assistant via 1-Wire Arduino and MQTT

Nest Thermostat to Home Assistant via 1-Wire, Arduino and MQTT

Connecting our Nest Thermostat 3rd Gen to Home Assistant via 1-wire and an Arduino Uno to capture the 1-wire sensor data

Blog post for myenergi eddi solar power diverter installation with WiFi

myenergi eddi solar power diverter installation with WiFi

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

Blog post for Home Assistant remote ESP32 ePaper Display

Home Assistant remote ESP32 ePaper Display

Making a remote display using an ESP32 eInk ePaper module to show data from our Home Assistant system

Blog post for Solar Upgrade Solis 1.5kW inverter and Raspberry Pi RS485 Logging

Solar Upgrade Solis 1.5kW inverter and Raspberry Pi RS485 Logging

A new solar PV inverter installled with Raspberry Pi RS485 data logging

Blog post for Failed TP-Link Kasa Smart KP115 WiFi Plug with energy monitoring relay replacement

Failed TP-Link Kasa Smart KP115 WiFi Plug with energy monitoring relay replacement

Repairing a Failed TP-Link Kasa Smart KP115 WiFi Plug which has a dead relay

Blog post for Home Assistant Setup in 2022

Home Assistant Setup in 2022

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.

Blog post for Amazon Echo Show 5 2nd Gen Smart Display Teardown

Amazon Echo Show 5 2nd Gen Smart Display Teardown

Tearing down an Amazon Echo Show 5, 2021 2nd generation smart speaker and display

Blog post for Saving power on the home network

Saving power on the home network

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 data logger