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May/22

Water Depth Sensor With ESP32

Overview We live in a house with a water tank in the loft which uses gravity to feed water to any of the water sources upstairs in the house like the hot water tank to bathroom taps. Now and again, … Continue reading

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Dec/21

Raspberry Pi Connect To Hidden SSID

Turns out the Raspberry Pi won’t automatically look for hidden WiFi networks. CLI To enable this edit the file /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf and add scan_ssid=1 inside the network declaration: SD With the SD plugged into another computer other than the Raspberry Pi, … Continue reading

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Nov/21

Setting Up nVidia Jetson Nano In Headless Mode With Windows 10

Overview There are a few instructions online to setup the nVidia Jetson Nano using Linux/FreeBSD based OS so I found a way to do it from Windows. Pre-Requisites Besides the hardware described here, you’ll need a terminal to access the … Continue reading

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Oct/21

Home Assistant: New Starter Tips

Overview These are the things I wish I knew at the start of Home Assistant to save time and re-doing various setup related changes. It purely focuses on configurable points within Home Assistant as opposed to choices of eco systems, … Continue reading

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Aug/21

Useful Octoprint Plugins

Overview Octoprint has been one of the best 3D printing tool to make printing a lot easier. The software runs on a Raspberry Pi which I use OctoPi as a dedicated setup and gives remote access to a 3D printer. … Continue reading

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Jul/21

Home Assistant: Condition Based Auto Entities Card

Overview I was looking for a way to show / hide information based on states or attributes of an entity. Example use cases: Show any windows / doors which are open. List any low battery devices. Pre-Requisite Optional: Home Assistant … Continue reading

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May/21

Bed Sensor With Home Assistant

Overview I had got a set of Ikea FYRTUR which I managed to pair with the SmartThings v3 hub. The goal was to automate the blinds, lights and heated blankets. Instructions and details are provided here as is. Existing Method … Continue reading

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Nov/19

Backup Drive Naming Convention

Overview The main purpose i use a naming convention is to identify the drive with the new data v.s the old. Imagine going to the location where you’re swapping out a drive. Even a small distraction can cause confusion. Did … Continue reading