Connecting an Arduino to a WS2812B LED Strip with individual addressable LED’s

I’m planning on building a Word Clock myself, which I will write an article about later in the project. One of the parts that I’m going to use for this clock is an RGB led strip with individual addressable LED’s. When then arrived in the mail, I put together a small test using an Arduino to see how amazing those LED’s are. Continue reading Connecting an Arduino to a WS2812B LED Strip with individual addressable LED’s

May 15, 2017

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Unboxing: Ecovacs Deebot M88

For a few years I watched the robotic vacuum cleaner market develop, looking for the right moment to get myself one. After a recent move to a new house I decided that this would be a nice moment to finally get of those robots and add them to my home automation system. After a little review I came up with a list of features I wanted the vacuum cleaner to have. I made the conclusion that the Ecovacs Deebot M88 would be a nice one to get started with.

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February 11, 2017

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Temperature logging to ThingSpeak using ESP8266 and DHT22

The GPIO pins of the ESP8266 makes it possible to create a very simple temperature logger, which logs the data directly to the free cloud of ThingSpeak. By using only a DHT22 temperature/humidity sensor, and an ESP8266, it is possible to create a realtime feed of temperature and humidity by using your own wifi network.

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April 5, 2016

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Setup OpenHAB as home automation controller on Debian 8 (Jessie)

For more than a year I’ve used Domoticz as controller for my home automation setup. It worked well, but never really as I wanted it to. Looking for a flexible, more open alternative I gave OpenHAB a try. And although it’s not as easy to start with as Domoticz, for me it’s definitely here to stay.

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March 29, 2016

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