Building a Multisensor for Home Assistant – Part 2

In part 1, I was building a light sensor, but now it’s morphed into a multi-sensor Running against my recent terrible Aliexpress streak, the remaining bits actually arrived. Here’s the items I’ve used to build a great little multi-sensor that pumps data into Home Assistant: Total: US$8.38 Item Details Price Main Board Wemos Mini D1 (probably… Continue reading Building a Multisensor for Home Assistant – Part 2

Building a Light Level Sensor for Home Assistant – Part 1

(This turned from a light sensor into a light/temperature/humidity/pressure multi-sensor in Part 2. By Part 3 it might be sentient.) I’ve been mucking about with Home Assistant for several months now after buying wifi lights (and shamefully haven’t been blogging about it). Home Assistant is a hugely configurable, Python-based home automation server. I recommend checking it out.… Continue reading Building a Light Level Sensor for Home Assistant – Part 1

How to disconnect from Social Media without deleting your accounts

I’ve thought about taking a break from Social Media several times in the past. It was this video that finally pushed me to give it a crack, at least experimentally (thanks Rowan). It’s not that the chap had anything groundbreaking to say, but more that it was a handy summary of all the reasons why… Continue reading How to disconnect from Social Media without deleting your accounts

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Electionish Stuff

Hello. I reckon you should vote. There’s one interesting thing I’d love you to think about though: no matter who you vote for, nothing much will change. And this is great. If you were to listen to all the ads and interviews and rhetoric, you’d be pretty sure that no matter who wins on Saturday… Continue reading Electionish Stuff

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