18/06/2018 - PiHome

Posted on Mon 18 June 2018 in Blog • Tagged with Home Automation, RaspberryPi

A few days off work….

As tradition dictates, time to mess with the electronic things in the house.

I'm leaving the computer alone for now. It's been around 6 months since I've done anything, had to do anything to it. Its working, I'm leaving it alone.

I don’t remember …


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PiCam2

Posted on Tue 24 April 2018 in RaspberryPi • Tagged with RaspberryPi, Home Automation, Guides

RaspberryPi CCTV Camera, it has to be done.

The RaspberryPi was built to have a camera attached, literally. It's small footprint, low power consumption and ease of use make it a perfect project.

As far as I can work out, there are three ways to go about creating a motion …


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Amazon's Alexa - Quick and Dirty Voice Control

Posted on Tue 03 January 2017 in Home Automation • Tagged with Home Automation, Guides

My plug socket is behind the TV. I have to do a little twisty jig with my arm to get to it. It kinda hurts.

Its rather awkward.

I wanted to remote control it.

So did, wrote out a little guide and made a video too Amazon Alexa Broadlink RF …


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Pi Mote - Lights Control

Posted on Wed 02 November 2016 in RaspberryPi • Tagged with RaspberryPi, Home Automation, Guides

I started to loath my Raspberry Pi's. I brought one when they first came out and somehow amassed more over time. My head was full of all the amazing things I was going to build and automate, spurred by all the fantastic projects I'd seen online.

At first, I did …


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Ultimate Media Server

Posted on Sun 21 August 2016 in Media Server • Tagged with Media Server, Home Automation

A short guide explaining how my home media server is setup.

Details the services, applications and hardware needed.

My setup is virtualized. Only one server (host) is used, several virtual machines control downloads, backup and media filing and playback.

All media is downloaded to schedule, automatically. I'm able to manage …


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