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Voice-Controlled Shutters with Alexa & MySensors 29Dec
2016

Voice-Controlled Shutters with Alexa & MySensors

My office desk faces a southern window which can be very bright and hard on my eyes while working, so I wanted to come up with a fun way to open and close the shutters.

TMI About Your House with MySensors

TMI About Your House with MySensors

29 March 2015
I like to have a lot of information about my environment (mostly for purely geeky reasons), but I've found that most commercially available sensors are expensive, inaccurate, have limited software compatibility, or...

I like to have a lot of information about my environment (mostly for purely geeky reasons), but I've found that most commercially available sensors are expensive, inaccurate, have limited software compatibility, or some combination thereof. I was using a couple of Z-Wave temperature/humidity sensors and a couple of light sensors, but at $50 a pop, there was no way I was going to be able to get all the information I wanted on the house.

Vera Lite, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love...

Vera Lite, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love...

24 January 2015
Two years ago, I made a purchase which I assumed would be a fun project for a couple of weeks.  I now have over 125 home automation related devices which monitor and regulate many of the systems here at Casa...

Two years ago, I made a purchase which I assumed would be a fun project for a couple of weeks.  I now have over 125 home automation related devices which monitor and regulate many of the systems here at Casa Santee

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