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Google Home available in the UK

If you, like myself, were keen to get a hands-on experience with the latest Google device and you are in the UK, I have...

ESP8266 WIFI lights under $5

I'm happy to report that a progress has been made on my WIFI lights project. Now I can turn on and off the ESP8266 WIFI...

ESP8266 ceiling light – demo

I have been working on this for some time now. It took me ages to get to the working prototype of ESP8266 ceiling light, mostly...
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Three ways to send data from Tasker to Raspberry Pi

It's been two years since my Tasker automation profiles are complimented by a Raspberry Pi board. I understand that spending $30-40 on a new...
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Free wireless doorbell (Amazon Dash button hack)

I have been a victim to the 'Sorry, we have missed you...' note way too many times. While this is all good when I'm...

Capacitors for beginners

This guide to capacitors for beginners aims to give you all the knowledge you need for Raspberry Pi and Arduino projects. Capacitors are made to store...

Humidity and Temperature sensor DHT-11 (&DHT-22) for Raspberry Pi and Arduino

Tech details: Supply voltage: 3.3-5V Supply current (running): 0.5mA typ. (2.5mA max.) Supply current (stand-by): 100uA typ. (150uA max.) Temperature range: 0 / +50°C...

Diodes for beginners

This guide to diodes for beginners aims to give you all the knowledge you need for Raspberry Pi and Arduino projects. Diodes are simple electronic...

Resistors for beginners

This guide to resistors for beginners aims to give you all the knowledge you need for Raspberry Pi and Arduino projects. One of the most...

Beginner’s electronics guide Raspberry Pi, Arduino

This beginner's guide aims to give you basic knowledge, and understanding of electronic circuits. The Very much-needed thing if you want to explore RPI and...

NodeRED for beginners

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NodeRED for beginners: 7. Tips & Tricks

That's the last post of this series with a couple of tips and tricks you might find handy while building your own flows. These...
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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...