Well, that’s a wrap!… Kinda. I have had some very mixed results when trying to commission the whole system. If you don’t feel like reading the whole article, the main problems were with the inverter and how the BMS interacted…
The Home Assistant setup I have is pretty basic at the moment. The biggest problem I have with the whole automation thing is accessibility. I want to be able to turn on or off automation without having to get my…
When was the last time you went shopping for a large outdoor table? How about the prices of them? You’re easily looking at $1000-$2000 for a complete set. Even then, half of them feel flimsy and look like they won’t…
I actually thought after finishing the fusing (All 2400 of them) that I was done! Just hook the cels up right? No, I was clearly mistaken. The steps that I still had left were just as time-consuming. In my mind,…
Home Assistant is an open-source home automation platform that is powered by a massive community of makers, tinkerers, and DIY enthusiasts. The software itself runs on numerous hardware and software platforms including the Raspberry Pi, Tinkerboard, Odroid, and Intel NUCs….
It feels like a very long time since I last posted about the powerwall! So where are you at? I hear you asking. I have two words for you. ‘Cell Fusing’. Yep, that’s right, I am still fusing individual cells.
It’s a Sunday…and it’s raining! So why not revisit one of the old projects and see if we could make some improvements!
I have never really been a Podcast listener, however, in the last 6 months, one particular podcast caught my interest. This particular podcast titled “Darknet Diaries” was able to hold my interest for more than a few minutes.
Finally some time for an UPDATE! The short story…I finally processed enough 18650 cells to start the build. For the long story, keep reading and check out the video. In this post, I am going to walk through some of the bits and pieces I have had to gather and sort out prior to starting the cabinet install.
Recently, I have had a few requests for a “How To” configure the TVheadend server. This article will cover off on the basics to get you up and running. If you want to review the hardware requirements then check out the build post here.
Why has the blog been so quiet I hear you ask…..Well…I started work on a DIY Powerwall from recycled laptop batteries. Yes, you heard correctly, I have started building a Tesla style power-wall?from 18650 batteries.
I have a projector out in the theatre room, however, this same room does not have any coax run for TV reception. Nor does the projector have a tuner for Digital TV. Thus the idea for the RPi TV streamer!
Its small, its cheap, its easy and its suited to the DIY Maker. The Raspberry Pi has revolutionised the internet of things making computers and programming accessible for everyone around the world. This is a brief history or snapshot of the legendary hardware.
On our recent trip/honeymoon to Koh Samui, I thought I would conjure my inner photographer. It’s fair to say that I still have a lot to learn. The camera I had was a Canon 80D.
Our resident electronics expert, Andrew has been busy in the man cave this weekend. After reporting some dampness inside his house he decided to take matters into his own hands. The outcome: ‘Inspecto?Roboto’!
The GL-inet range of travel routers are sold with the understanding that we can use them as more than just a router.
If like me, you travel a lot, then having a solid travel router that allows me to work on the move securely and with anonymity is a necessity. The GL-MiFi router has proven to be a solid and reliable unit