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!
Continue reading Home Assistant: 10$ WiFi energy meter with ESPhome
I decided to make a channel trailer / 2019 update video, although it’s more about YouTube and not the blog, go check it out!
Continue reading Channel Trailer/2019 Update
It’s been a bit quiet around here, there are two main reasons for that. The first is that I’ve been focussing on my YouTube channel a lot, the second is that I’ve been putting time and energy in creating a new website http://quinled.info.
Continue reading Intermittent Technology 2019 update
I’ve been using some crappy Philips speakers in my garage for the longest time now. Since I often sit there for quite a while to tinker and record videos, I like listening to music. Time for an upgrade!
Continue reading Review: Edifier S1000DB speakers
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!
Continue reading Full Load Review: TOPK 3 port LED Night Light charger
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!)
Welcome to my “Ultimate Overkill Desk” project! It’s basically what it says, I’m building a new desk for in my office and it’s going to be total overkill in all regards, including custom cable ducting and integrated LEDs! Continue reading Ultimate Overkill Desk Project
Recently I was approached by a company who had a kickstarter going for their product, the Juiced 2.0. They offered me a free sample and I decided to subject it to one of my full load reviews!
Continue reading Full Load Review: Juiced 2.0 Power Bank Charge base
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)
In looking for items to review I found this power bank + charger combination on Aliexpress and it looked quite interesting. I decided to buy it and subject it to my full load review test!
Continue reading Full Load Review: ROCK 2-in-1 5000mAh Power Bank + Charger (RMP0372)