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  • Bathroom dehumidifying using a floating humidity threshold

    Bathroom dehumidifying using a floating humidity threshold

    Blog: Bathroom dehumidifying using two sensors and a floating humidity threshold. Link to the original blog post with a nice text/pictures layout. The problem: The bathroom fan is running too long if it’s raining outside. A year ago I automated the dehumidifying of the bathroom using an extraction fan, Sonoff mini switch, Xiaomi Mi BLE…

  • Homemade ESP32 webcam

    Homemade ESP32 webcam

    Homemade ESP32 webcam Link to the original blog post with a nice text/pictures layout. The problem: I want to see what’s happening around the house, especially if the dog is naughty again and digging holes. Actually, there is no problem. I just like to tinker. The solution: A cheap webcam (10€) integrated in #homeassistant. HW…

  • Unlocking the front door using the mobile phone and Home Assistant

    Unlocking the front door using the mobile phone and Home Assistant

    Link to the original blog post with a nice text/pictures layout. The problem: The solution: HW parts: SW: The process: Here’s the doodle of the connecting scheme: Here’s the original connecting scheme from Innotherm (door manufacturer), in Slovenian: It was useful because it reveals which power supply is appropriate (Meanwell MW HDR 30-24). 7. Fitted…

  • Moon lamp project

    Moon lamp project

    Link to original blog post (moon lamp project). The final product is a #3dprint of a #moonlamp: I’ve 3d printed a moon lamp and installed it on an old lava lamp stand. The process: 1. 3D Printing 3D model: https://www.printables.com/model/23859 Slicing: I used the following settings, as recommended by the model designer: I’ve tried to…

  • 3D printing with TPU

    3D printing with TPU

    (original post with nicer layout here) #TPU material is one of my favourite materials for #3Dprinting. During the last year I’ve printed some usable objects for home improvement. Why? Material I’m using Overture’s orange TPU. Settings I’m printing with the following settings: Practical cases: 1. Gaskets A rubber gasket for my garden hose connector broke.…

  • How much electricity does 20y old dishwasher consume (Tuya Zigbee smart socket test)

    Aliexpress Santa delivered a cheap (10€) Tuya smart socket (Zigbee version). I have several Aquara smart sockets (SP-EUC01) around the house that work really well in #homeassistant. But they cost 20-25€. I wanted to test the #Tuya smart socket this time. Not sure exactly which model it is, Aliex… markets it as “Homekit Tuya Smart…

  • The water meter experiment failed successfully

    This, my dears, this is how to fail spectacularly:I wanted to measure my home’s water consumption and track it in Home Assistant. I failed (for now). Read on to find out what happens if you buy all the correct components, follow the instructions but fail to check the type of the water meter first. I’ve…

  • Sorry because of testing messages

    Hi there! I’m trying to fix the #Activitypub plugin for #WordPress therefore you will probably see some random test messages. Sorry for that and please bear with me. I’d really like to make it work. There is a glitch somewhere in my home lab setup and I am still searching for the pattern. Sometimes the…

  • Unikatni keramični ožemalnik za limone

    Unikatni keramični ožemalnik za limone

    Končni izdelek: Postopek izdelave Lani sem obiskal delavnico lončarjenja v Modri hiški, ki jo je vodila Suzana Rajh. Neizmerno sem užival in sklenil, da sam poizkusim in naredim uporaben izdelek.  Kupil sem tri vrste visokotemperaturne gline (belo, rdečo, črno) in naredil ‘sendvič. Najprej sem glino razvaljal. Uporabil sem kuhinjski valjar. Za enakomerno debelino plasti sem…

  • Fotografija za osebno izkaznico – naredi sam v Gimp-u

    Fotografija za osebno izkaznico – naredi sam v Gimp-u

    Vsem trem otrokom so letos skoraj hkrati potekle osebne izkaznice. To pomeni, da bi potrebovali nove portretne fotografije. Cena ? 42€ (3 x 14€) pri fotografu ali 3×5€ na avtomatu. Doma imam digitalni fotoaparat in inkjet, zakaj ne bi fotografij naredil sam? Postopek: 0. Prebral tehnične zahteve za fotke. Tukaj. 1. Otroke sem postavil pred…