Smart Home projects and automations
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
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 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
Using Zigbee door and window sensors to trigger alerts in Home Assistant to our tablets, phones and Sonos smart speakers.
Modifying a Kasa Smart Plug by TP-Link Power to reduce its power consumption when being used to monitor a device's energy usage
Everyone needs some fibre in their diet and we have added more to the home network using 10Gb Fibre to connect our computers and Synology network storage devices via a MikroTik CRS309-1G-8S+IN network switch
Teardown of an Amazon Echo Flex smart plug which listens to your commands via the Alexa service and replies using a very tiny speaker
Digging deeper into the Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation smart speaker
Teardown of the Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation Smart speaker
Adding a 1-Wire Interface to our Solar Hot Water Controller to allow it to talk to our home server and data logger
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