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 →
Building a framework for Home Automation devices, starting with the worlds first IoT chicken coop.
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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 →
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 →
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 had a gift voucher the local hardware store, so I decided to buy two double-baton fluorescent lights and install them near the business end of my workshop. I tapped in to the existing lights to grab power and I… Continue Reading →
My brother bought a motorbike recently. The bike was in good condition, but the blinker cluster was broken — It wasn’t able to ‘click’ properly to the left and sometimes it would not engage the indicator lights at all. My… Continue Reading →
A couple of years ago when I turfed the back yard, I had dug a trench and installed two separate conduits running from under the house to the veggie patch. One of the conduits was to run power through it…. Continue Reading →
Yes. The garage gets very hot and I like my controlled climate. So I am having air-conditioning installed in my man-cave. The person installing the air-con is a friend of my father-in-law and we offered to run the cable from… Continue Reading →
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