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Home Assistant: Cheap Multi-Room Temperature & Humidity sensors

I have been using the Honeywell Evohome system in our house for multi-zone underfloor heating since it’s we’ve moved in. I’ve also been having issues with this system since that time and it’s cost me a lot of work to get it to do what it should do and I’m really fed up with it!

This video is the first step into replacing that system! In this video we’re going to set up an easy to configure and cheap multi-room temperature sensing system with Home Assistant at its heart.
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Home Assistant: 10$ WiFi energy meter with ESPhome

Ever since we’ve moved to our new house we have been having trouble keeping our energy usage in check. To combat this problem I’ve bought a bunch of 10$ energy meters which can be flashed without any soldering to the awesome ESPhome firmware!

This guide will show you how to do this and how to get everything setup in Home Assistant and Grafana!

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Full Load Review: TOPK 3 port LED Night Light charger

While looking around for interesting chargers, I came across this TOPK charger which has a built-in night light. Often, combined products fail at the multiple tasks they set out to do so I decided to order one and test it out. The results surprised me!

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IPcam: Best 4K (8MP) IP camera of 2018 (Demo footage!)

A few years back, I made a whole series about awesome 5MP IP Cameras. Over the years they have grown old and it was time to replace them. Technology has not stood still so I started a search for the best 4K (8MP) IP Camera. After testing a lot of no-name and name brands, my choice has fallen on Dahua cameras, check out this post to read about them and watch my video including lots of demo footage! Continue reading IPcam: Best 4K (8MP) IP camera of 2018 (Demo footage!)

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Home Networking: Simple Ryzen Proxmox server build (Fractal Design Core 2300)

A friend needed a simple machine he wants to use as a virtualization host. A true server grade machine wasn’t needed in this case so I built another Ryzen based server! Continue reading Home Networking: Simple Ryzen Proxmox server build (Fractal Design Core 2300)

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