Home Automation

Home Automation

Alexa in a cup holder! Omars Dogo review

Once a while I get my hands onto a gadget that really sparks my interest. Taking Alexa with me (other than Amazon Alexa app)...
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NotEnoughStorage – organising your workbench

A maker's desk is a messy desk, most of the time! Mine is no different. It got to the point where I would move...
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Using Sonoff Tasmota software

Encouraged by the latest ESP hacks and your comments, I decided to take a look at the Sonoff Tasmota software too. I love to learn...
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Hacking ESP8285 GeekCreit 4 Way relay controller

What an adventure it was. For the first time, I started the livestream not knowing whats ahead. Determined and armed with Google, I started...

Programming ESP32 on Arduino IDE just got easier

The ESP8266 may not be the newest on the block but has an excellent support and a super easy installation guide if you want...
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Is it worth hacking Sonoff basic?

Thanks to Banggood I own two Sonoff basic devices. While the original and intended use is waiting for the local Hackspace to reopen, I...

Serving credentials with NodeRED

This is a follow-up article to the Tasker credentials article. I mentioned, that If you run a NodeRED server, you can pass an authenticated...

EventGhost basic authentication in HTTP requests

I'm sharing this tip, as it took me way too long to find a simple solution online, and as most of my articles, as...
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NodeRED pie chart

Previously, I played with AutoTools pie charts and I created an SSID logger. A pie chart that shows you which WiFi you are connected...
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NodeRED for beginners: 6. Function node

The Function Node is one of the most useful nodes in NodeRED. It's a javascript editor which doesn't do much unless you tell it...

NodeRED for beginners

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NodeRED for beginners: 6. Function node

The Function Node is one of the most useful nodes in NodeRED. It's a javascript editor which doesn't do much unless you tell it...
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NodeRED for beginners: 5. Connectivity

I explained how to process the data in the last tutorial, its time to learn how to send the data to NodeRED and how...
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NodeRED for beginners: 4. Data Processing

If you made your first flow already, you know that data is passed between each node. If you want to see this in a simplified example,...
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NodeRED for beginners: 3. Your First Flow

We talked about why you should get NodeRED in the first place, and how to get started with NodeRED, now it's time for your...
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NodeRED for beginners: 2. NodeRED Getting started

You have made the right choice! Investing in the NodeRED server will pay off soon! If you, however, are still not sure why would...