PiThermostat

Posted on Sun 07 April 2019 in Home Automation, • Tagged with Home Automation, RaspberryPi

I recently wrote a post about Raspberry Pi temperature and humidity sensors and alluded to the fact I use scripts to turn appliances on and off dependent on temperature.

Be kinda rude not to share…

I have a cron that runs every 3 minutes that probes a BME280 sensor for …


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Databases, ugh!

Posted on Sat 06 April 2019 in Home Automation, • Tagged with Home Automation, RaspberryPi

For nearly 15 years, in both professional and personal life I have avoided SQL with a passion.

Databases are what the database teams work with. They ask me to do random AD stuff now and again I ask for database restores every once in a while. No one asks questions …


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Raspberry Pi - Temperature Sensors

Posted on Thu 04 April 2019 in Home Automation, • Tagged with Home Automation, RaspberryPi

I started writing a post:databases-ugh about my recent ventures with databases, went to link to one of them and realized I hadn't actually written anything down. So here goes.

I use temperature sensors with the RaspberryPi, coupled with a 433MHz transmitter to switch devices on and off dependent on …


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Use Pushbullet with RaspberryPi

Posted on Sat 30 March 2019 in Home Automation, • Tagged with Home Automation, RaspberryPi

I use Pushbullet for pretty much everything.

It lets me know when downloads have finished, cameras have detected motion, lights have been switched on and Instagram followers gained.

I have the add-ins installed in web browsers, tablets and phones. I can see mobile phone notifications form where ever I am …


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Raspberry Pi LIRC IR Remote

Posted on Thu 28 June 2018 in RaspberryPi • Tagged with Home Automation, RaspberryPi, Guides

I had just finished building a 433MHz remote control, and also needed an infra-red controller to complete the PiHome remote. I'd built one before so had a rough idea of what needed doing.

Before you get started, this is a guide explaining how to use an IR transmitter and receiver …


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Raspberry Pi Broadlink RM Pro

Posted on Sun 24 June 2018 in RaspberryPi • Tagged with Home Automation, RaspberryPi, Guides

This one got me excited. Sending commands from the Raspberry Pi to the Broadlink RM Pro.

I don’t know why I hadn't tried before, I'd always stuck to circuitry. I think in this case it was down to necessity.

I was building a remote controller, had successfully built an …


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Raspberry Pi 433MHz

Posted on Tue 19 June 2018 in RaspberryPi • Tagged with Home Automation, RaspberryPi, Guides

I wanted to be able to send 433 signals to my plug sockets and light switches from the Raspberry Pi. I had a Pi 2b and some time spare.

After spending a few hours doing the usual research, I came up with the below, essentially;

 Hookup 433 Receiver/Transmitter
 Install …

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