Home Automation

Smart Home projects and automations

Blog post for Solar Hot Water to 1-Wire Interface

Solar Hot Water to 1-Wire Interface

Adding a 1-Wire Interface to our Solar Hot Water Controller to allow it to talk to our home server and data logger

Blog post for Mosquitto MQTT and Home Assistant Data Logging

Mosquitto MQTT and Home Assistant Data Logging

Using Mosquitto MQTT and Home Assistant Data to log sensor data for our home using different types of wired and wireless sensors

Blog post for Gigabit Internet Gateway Network PC

Gigabit Internet Gateway Network PC

Upgrade time for our home Linux server with a new low power Gigabit Internet Gateway Network PC

Blog post for tp-link LB130 Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb Python Control

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

Controlling a TP-Link LB130 Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb using Python on a Raspberry Pi.

Blog post for Home Network Upgrade

Home Network Upgrade

A big upgrade to our home network with a new 48 port switch and patch panel

Blog post for Home Energy Solar Logger Update

Home Energy Solar Logger Update

More updates to our Home Energy Solar Logger

Blog post for Gas Meter Hall Effect Sensor

Gas Meter Hall Effect Sensor

Modifying a reed switch based gas meter sensor to use a hall effect sensor to allow us to record gas usage

Blog post for ESP8266 Mains Energy Monitor

ESP8266 Mains Energy Monitor

Building a custom ESP8266 based Wi-Fi mains electric and gas monitoring system

Blog post for Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen Hot Water Installation

Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen Hot Water Installation

Replacing our old dumb central heating controller with a Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen and Hot Water Installation