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!
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!
To further my quest in replacing my underfloor heating controller with self built Domotica today I’m taking a look at some ultra cheap Chinese relay boards to see if they could work in case (spoiler, they are great!)
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.
Continue reading Home Assistant: Cheap Multi-Room Temperature & Humidity sensors
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!
Because we’re now living in the house I can finally get to work on installing the actual lights I’m going to be using all throughout the house. So, I made a video on how to install lights and connected them to QuinLED!
We’re in the house and have settled down a little bit so it’s time for another walkthrough! This will be the last “overview” walkthrough for a while, time to focus on specific subjects!
It’s been a while since the last article and video about the ESP8266 but finally the article and video on how how to program QuinLED and then control it from your PC is here! Continue reading ESP8266 LED Lighting: Programming and controlling QuinLED
It’s already time for the Sixth walkthrough. This will be the last walkthrough before we are going to move in, lots of work is still in progress but we’ve come very far in a short amount of time, take a look at the video! Continue reading Home Networking: Sixth walkthrough
It’s already the fifth walkthrough of the new house! Lots has changed again and we are making great progress. This time I’ve even included some nice drone footage!