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Lots of External HDD on a single Power Supply

Sometimes you accumulate a lot of equipment in one spot that all runs on 12v. This can for instance be a rack with multiple switches and routers or, as in my case, 15 External Hard Drives, a USB HUB and some fans that all need 12v. To cut down on the clutter, let’s take out the 18 Adapters to run this and replace them with a single power supply.

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Chia farming info post

I’ve recently started farming Chia using a lot of harddisk space. To me it’s the ultimate system administrators crypto coin since it doesn’t use GPUs and there is a lot involved getting it to run quickly and correctly! This post will serve as an accompanying posts to my videos about the subject.

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4$ Xiaomi Temperature Sensor for Home Assistant

This article is a kind of follow-up on the one I did originally in 2019. ESPhome has improved a lot over time and now there are these 4$ Xiaomi temperature and humidity sensors that can be hacked and then work in the same way. The absolute best way to get per room temperature sensing into Home Assistant in my opinion!

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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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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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