Home Automation

Smart Home projects and automations

View the blog post for Amazon Echo Input Teardown

Amazon Echo Input Teardown

Teardown of the Amazon Echo Input and trying to extract the firmware

03 December 2019 7 min read


View the blog post for Echo Dot 3rd Gen Digging Deeper

Echo Dot 3rd Gen Digging Deeper

Digging deeper into the Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation smart speaker

10 August 2019 30 min read


View the blog post for Echo Dot 3rd Gen Smart speaker Teardown

Echo Dot 3rd Gen Smart speaker Teardown

Teardown of the Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation Smart speaker

21 July 2019 5 min read


View the 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

30 May 2018 3 min read


View the 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

14 March 2018 4 min read


View the 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

16 December 2017 4 min read


View the 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.

30 August 2017 12 min read


View the blog post for Home Network Upgrade - 48 port switch

Home Network Upgrade - 48 port switch

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

22 August 2017 3 min read


View the blog post for Home Energy Solar Logger Update

Home Energy Solar Logger Update

More updates to our Home Energy Solar Logger

06 September 2016 2 min read


View the 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

13 January 2016 4 min read


View the blog post for ESP8266 Mains Energy Monitor

ESP8266 Mains Energy Monitor

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

01 January 2016 8 min read


View the 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

04 December 2015 8 min read


View the blog post for Raspberry Pi Solar Data Logger Version 2

Raspberry Pi Solar Data Logger Version 2

Time to replace our Raspberry Pi solar data logger with a new version 2 revision with more features and sensors

30 November 2015 13 min read


View the blog post for USB Smart Charger with Bluetooth LE

USB Smart Charger with Bluetooth LE

Designing a USB smart charger with wireless power monitoring.

11 August 2015 6 min read


View the blog post for USB to RS485 Adapter

USB to RS485 Adapter

Designing an adapter for USB to RS485.

15 June 2014 2 min read