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The video doorbell that does Home Assistant + NVR

I have been searching for a while to replace my current video doorbell solution. Integration with Home Assistant and my NVR software where key in this search. Things like ethernet and POE would be a great bonus. I think I’ve found it so let’s take a look!

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Innodisk 3TG6-P 2TB SSD Review

I was in need for some 2.5″ storage for an upcoming project and while looking around I wondered if 2.5″ SSDs has approached the price of physical disks. And while close, even QLC SSDs where still much more expensive. But on ebay I was able to find new 2TB SSDs for around 150$, still more expensive then spinning disk but interesting enough to try it out anyway, let’s see how well they perform! Continue reading Innodisk 3TG6-P 2TB SSD Review

IP camera ethernet water damage, how to repair

As some of you know, I have some IP cameras in my backyard. One of them went offline recently and didn’t come back online. Upon inspecting the connection point between the camera ethernet connector and the patch cable had completely fried because of water damage. Can this Dahua camera still be revived? Let’s replace the ethernet connector and see if it still works!

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Seagate IronWolf 10TB Firmware Fix (CRC errors with ZFS)

I’ve been using Seagate IronWolf disks for a few years now and currently have about 20 in service, most of those are the 10TB (and 12TB) Non-Pro (ST10000VN0004) variety. Most of my experience with them has been great so when the new server build came along I bought a few more to run as my main ZFS pool. Sadly, things didn’t go exactly as planned, but I think I was also able to fix it, so let’s see what happened!

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IPcam: Testing new 4K (8MP) “2019” IP camera models from Dahua

In 2018 I made a video about 4K IP camera models from Dahua, since then my favorite model has been the HDW5831R. At the beginning of this year new 4K models became available in their “H265 Lite” line of cameras and I was curious how they would stack up, so, buckle up because this video is a long one! Continue reading IPcam: Testing new 4K (8MP) “2019” IP camera models from Dahua

QuinLED.info

Sister website QuinLED.info

I have noticed some people come here looking for my LED info. Although that is great, I have been creating a sister website called https://quinled.info for the past year!

There you can find all the board designs, component lists but also everything you ever wanted to learn about LED strips, LEDs themselves, what to buy and what not to buy, etc.

So if you are looking for LED info, click here:

https://quinled.info

Home Assistant: Automated Bathroom Ventilation

Even since we’ve lived in our new house I have wanted to create a sort of “automatic” bathroom ventilation. Our central ventilation box has a feature that can be used for that but we needed hooked it up. But, combining two of my recent Home Assistant videos it’s actually quite easy now, let’s build it and throw some Node-Red into the mix too! 😀

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