Problem: Traditionally, to activate a device – like the mosquito zapper I have in the backyard, or the fairy lights on the tree in the yard – I need to physically flick a switch. I’d like to be able to… Continue Reading →
IoT functionality completed. Coopener is now centrally controlled and accessible by web.
Home theatre and computer network installation.
Raspberry Pi to Arduino communication using Python and serial comms.
Building a framework for Home Automation devices, starting with the worlds first IoT chicken coop.
The Smart Home project has begun…
Build your own temperature sensor and fan speed controller.
Install *nix on your Riverbed x55
A coop and enclosure for the newest addition to our family.
Extended existing fence for privacy.
Disclaimer: These instructions likely cover many different models other than the one I have. I don’t know which models these are, so if you don’t have the same engine as mine then be sure to check on it. Having said the above,… Continue Reading →
Everyone loves going to the gym (well, maybe not everyone), but we hate it when all the good classes are always booked out! Argh! Well, not anymore!
The final steps to completing your project.
Want to build your own completely flexible and customisable, yet small and energy efficient home Media System? This is not a simple media server or NAS (Network Attached Storage), although it does that too. It is everything your run-of-the mill… Continue Reading →
I already have existing servers, but I figured it would be best to build an entire Media System which stands alone and try to make it as small, efficient and automated as possible. This way, the system can be replicated… Continue Reading →
UPDATE: 25/2/2014 – Fritzing file is now available for Breadboard, Schematic, and PCB views. Above image is a screen grab of the Breadboard view in Fritzing. This is v1 hardware and will work on all v1.x versions of code (see… Continue Reading →
This is part 4 of a four part project. Click here for Part 1 Click here for Part 2 Click here for Part 3 This part concentrates solely on the controller and cleaning up the prototype wiring to increase the ease of use… Continue Reading →
Space in our house is getting a little tight and my show cupboard is already full. So I decided to make a few additional shelves to hold more shoes. Also, the light in the cupboard is minimal due to the… Continue Reading →
Nothing special here. We had quite a large cat gym which stood around 5′ 5″. This was cut down a few weeks before this project to about 1/3 of its size. Now I am further cutting it down to just… Continue Reading →
Too many strings of wet days meant washing couldn’t be done when needed. So, I finally caved and bought a clothes dryer. It’s not used too often, but when it is used it’s saves time and heartache; ultimately a darn good… Continue Reading →
I broke my left side mirror (oops!) and needed to have it replaced. Buying from manufacturer costs 3 times the amount for one mirror. Instead, I ordered a set (left and right) online with the added ability of a motorized… Continue Reading →
I finally decided to build myself a new PC. I haven’t played computer games since around 2005 or so. My brother was getting back in to gaming and I decided I would too, it’s a good release. Previously, I had… Continue Reading →
I had a split-system air-conditioning unit installed in my garage (see previous blog post for installation of the wiring) and during installation my neighbor complained that the external unit is unsightly and will be too noisy for them along with… Continue Reading →
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