There is a lot of talk on the internet about which cable you need and what you should or shouldn’t get. Some people say CAT7 is never needed and some say you are an idiot if you still buy CAT5e? What do you really need, let’s talk about that! Continue reading Let’s talk about: Which network cable to get
As mentioned in the previous Home Networking video, the house was almost ready for running the networking cables through the walls. This will be the first post about that, and focus on what tools you need to perform the job!
It’s been a few months since the last walkthrough, so let’s take you through the house again and show you what’s changed since last time! Continue reading Home Networking: Third walkthrough
Now that the house is starting to become more finished every day I thought I would show everyone what kind of “backbone” equipment I will be using, a 10 Gigabit backbone! Continue reading Home Networking: Mikrotik 10 Gbps backbone
It’s been about 1,5 to 2 years since I started the project to create my own wirelessly controlled PWM LED dimmer. Since that time I’ve kept refining the PCB and code and this post will be a sort of revisit and revision history of QuinLED.
In future posts and videos we will be doing a new tutorial on what components you need, how to solder it all together, program the ESP8266 and link it to Domoticz. I also plan to create posts about the LED Power wall I’m going to build to house everything centralized in my house. Continue reading ESP8266 LED Lighting: Revisit and history of QuinLED
Although not much of an IT update, I did a new walk-through over the build site of the new house! Continue reading Home Networking: Second walkthrough
As you’ve been able to read in previous posts, I’m working on a lighting system in my new home based on LED downlights and LED strip.
Although the LED Downlights can come with a driver, I’ve opted not to use those (and save about ~5$ per light). I will be driving both directly with DC power. This requires me to have a large amount of DC wattage. And since buying power supplies for this is an investment, I’ve decided to test a few “cheap” Chinese models vs Mean Well models to see how they compare and which would be the best investment. Continue reading ESP8266 LED lighting: LED Power Supply China vs Mean Well
I did a forum post about this a few years ago but I thought it was time to do a video and an actual blog post about my proposed solution for the new house to transport HDMI Video and Audio using Ethernet cabling! Continue reading Home Networking: HDMI extender over Ethernet
As some might know, we’ve been building a house for a while now. We’re now into it about 1 year and I thought it would be nice to show a video of how things are progressing and also showcase some of the “features” that are going into the house.
So, introducing the Home Networking series 1st post and video! The home networking series will be my journey starting from scratch, creating the plans, having the house built and installing everything to try and create the ultimate home setup. I’ll take you with me, share the good and the bad and hopefully some some fun going along! Continue reading Home Networking: First walk through on the build site
Ever since I started tinkering with hardware I’ve been accumulating more and more “stuff”. Most often these are little things like connectors, sensors, mosfets, etc.. And more often then not I don’t buy 1 or 2 but buy them per 10 or even 20 at the same time.
After a while I was having trouble keeping it all sorted and easily accessible so I started to look around for a cost effective way of storing everything and I think I might have found it. Read on to see what I’m using.