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Talking to Amazon Echo Dot 3rd gen

The Black Fridays Deals started earlier than ever in the UK. I opened the Amazon.co.uk to see what's going on - online window shopping...

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Google Home – Location Sharing: ETA & distance

Google Home - Location sharing tutorial sparked a discussion about what other functions could be added to that system. The immediate response was to add...

ESP8266/32WiFi chip
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Hacking Sonoff WiFi Smart Plug

ITEAD guys made it so easy for us mortals to open their products up and do custom things. I have been given 2 EU...

Node REDRaspberry pi
Amazing automation platform

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NEST your old thermostat under $5

https://www.instagram.com/p/BprahT4nJfk/   The heating system in my house is probably as old as the house itself. It's about 30 years old, which is fine in terms...

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Hacking Sonoff WiFi Smart Plug

ITEAD guys made it so easy for us mortals to open their products up and do custom things. I have been given 2 EU...
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Hacking Koogeek Smart Plug

This is not the first Smart Socket I had taken apart. Previously I flashed a custom software into ESP8266 based Oittm Smart socket  (review,...

Talking to Amazon Echo Dot 3rd gen

The Black Fridays Deals started earlier than ever in the UK. I opened the Amazon.co.uk to see what's going on - online window shopping...

Amazon Echo Dot Black Friday deals in the UK

It looks like that Amazon's UK division starts the Black Friday deals early! I was randomly browsing the internet when I noticed that there...
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NEST your old thermostat under $5

https://www.instagram.com/p/BprahT4nJfk/   The heating system in my house is probably as old as the house itself. It's about 30 years old, which is fine in terms...
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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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Marvelous notifications – Putting ESP8266 Jarvis into toy Ironman

I was looking at my shelf the other day and I noticed an Ironman figurine given to me by a friend. Initially, I was...

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...