Surface mount spacers

Well well well… The Sonoff TX switches where doing what they should do but another issue cropped up.
As i said in my last post my old light switches are of the surface mount kind. The wall socket or whatever it’s called was not the right size for the new screwholes.

Adding Sonoff TX/T1 EU Wallswitches to ESPHome

For a while now if been annoyed with the old 1970’s surface mounted wall switches in my home. I mean they work but stylistically I didn’t like them much and I really wanted something more flush with the wall. After looking at some options I decided to go for the Sonoff TX series switches. They contain an ESP8266 which I am now a little more familiar with and should be easy to add to my growing Home Assistant setup and I really like the glass front. So I ordered a couple.

Sensors, Sensors everywhere

It’s been a while since the last update, so I really need to get this update out there before I fall into the trap of not maintaining this website for 2 years again.
Luckily I have not been sitting idle the last months and have been making good progress on my Home Assistant installation (after needing to restart 5 times due to corrupt SD cards, dammit).
Nonetheless, I now have 3 ESPEasy powered sensor boxes.

Always on IRC [Updated]

After visiting 5 times earlier and thinking This place is so cool, look at all these nerds! I became a participant @revspace in The Hague last January. They have a IRC channel on Freenode #revspace and though to myself, wow… IRC, I haven’t used that since playing counter-strike 1.4 with my friends and being on […]

HomeHub: moving to Home Assistant

We left the HomeHub story running heimcontrol.js with home made plug-ins for the opentherm gateway and RFXcom. I say running but it was crashing all the time. Months passed without running anything, I couldn’t be bothered resetting the node.js application every time it decided to quit on me. Frustrated and disappointed the whole thing was pushed on the I’ll get to it when I feel like it track. In this case it took about a year to do anything else.

Modifying frostmourne

Light it up Since getting my epic weapons replica Frostmourne, a sword from a small indie video game called World of Warcraft, I’ve been slightly annoyed by how little the Ice Shard base lights up. I decided then, some better lighting would spice things up a bit. A trip to IKEA and some double sided […]

My 3D Printer setup

TL;DR Since last time I updated this blog (ie: a long time ago) I’ve bought and returned a Monoprice Maker Select Mini 3D printer, got a Wanhao Duplicator i3 Plus, build an enclosure with IKEA furniture and started printing all sorts of stuff! Interested?

So…

Obviously trying to update this blog with completed long posts about projects isn’t working for me. So I’m going to try just posting small snippets of things I’m working on as i am working on them. But no promises 😉

HomeHub: History part 2

Continuing with pi’s So, I was waiting on the arrival of two Raspberry Pi’s. One for XBMC and one for my Home Automation efforts. By now there was a better guide for installing Domotiga on Raspberry so I used that to get started on the new system. It wasn’t as easy as I had hoped for […]

HomeHub: History part 1

The beginning Ever since moving into my first very own home I’ve been wanting to start working with home automation. I didn’t want to buy a off-the-shelf system (where’s the fun in that?)  and googled around a bit for possible setups. The first piece of software I came across was Domotiga, which seemed to support […]