Category Archives: The House

Domoticz: Bash script for presence detection using NMAP

Today I programmed another part of the system I envision for my new house. It’s a bash shell script which checks if either my phone or that of my girlfriend is in range and depending on if it is or not it changes a switch in Domoticz. That way I can automate all the lights turning off when we are not home, and coming back on when we are!

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Detecting the presence of the phones

I looked at several ways of doing this, from a simple ping script to a arp-scan, etc. 

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ESP8266 WiFi LED dimmer Part 5 of X: Ikea Lamp hacks

Since I now have a cheap WiFi controllable LED dimmer I’m looking at various ways of lighting rooms, hallways, etc. Since different rooms require different type of lighting they require a different lamp. Some simple, some more fancy. After experimenting with LED strips in aluminium profiles this post will be about hacking Ikea lamps!

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ESP8266 WiFi LED dimmer Part 3 of X: Flashing and programming the ESP-01

To get started with the ESP8266 ESP-01 I recommend flashing and programming it before soldering it down. This way you know it’s working and that the program code is also functioning. Depending on how you mount it on your board it can be a bit hard to do so later on!

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Connect the board to USB using an Arduino or Serial-to-USB adapter

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ESP8266 WiFi LED dimmer Part 2 of X: The Hardware

This post will describe the hardware you need to build your own WiFi controllable LED dimmer! This post will list what you need, why and where I bought it from!

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ESP8266 WiFi LED dimmer Part 1 of X: The setup

For a while now I’ve been working on building my own network controlled LED dimmer. I have sampeled some commercially available remotely controllable LED dimmers (DX.com models, AppLamp, Fibaro Z-wave, etc.) but all either lacked some fuctions or where WAY too expensive to rollout house wide. So, I decided to construct my own version! In the next few posts I will detail my efforts and explain in detail how to build the latest version! Read on!

This series has been rebooted

Please take a look at the following post to visit the new rebooted series and index of all posts: http://blog.quindorian.org/2016/07/esp8266-lighting-revisit-and-history-of-quinled.html/


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