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Category: Home Projects & IoT

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Home Automation Project

I love the idea of home automation. Ever since the early days of Star Trek when they could get back to their room and tell the computer what they want – lights, music …...

Only run the scene at night 0

Only run the scene at night

This is a very simple LUUP snippet. The Vera has a handy function .is_night() which, as you’d expect, simply returns true or false depending on if its day or night. Vera doesn’t need an...

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Tenvis MINI319W Review

My trusty Panasonic BL-C10 IP camera finally failed after years of faithful service, so I went online searching for a replacement. After some searching I came across the Tenvis Mini319W for a low budget...

Which Home Automation to take LightwaveRF 0

Which Home Automation to take LightwaveRF

LightwaveRF is the new kid on the block, unrelated to X10 it shares the 1970s spirit and economic appeal. One of the biggest advantages I can see so far is the availability of components....

Which Home Automation to take X10 0

Which Home Automation to take X10

As I stated in my previous post, I have narrowed down the home automation protocols I wanted to look at to the big three: X10, Z-Wave and LightwaveRF. In the comments Bernard has suggested...

My Path Towards A Smart House 0

My Path Towards A Smart House

I have had visions of an automatic house since first seeing the idea on Tomorrows World. A few years ago I made my start, automatic lights controlled by motion sensors and door connectors. This...

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Setup your own Firefox Sync Server

As most people know I hate using someone else’s service when I can host my own and since I’ve started using Firefox for Android that’s no exception. Firefox allows you to sync your preferences,...