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…
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….
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.
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.
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!
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’!
So you purchased a Raspberry Pi ZERO Wireless and like me, did not realize that you would have no way to actually access the small form factor computer, because it does not have any standard USB ports.
Building a virtual machine can be a bit of a daunting task. However, in this video, we use ‘Virtualbox’ to make it super simple.
In this scenario we want to use a mini travel router to act as a VPN client so that when we connect any device to it we know the data will be safe and traverse via a VPN.
Just last week I was setting up IP cameras at home and connecting the irrigation controller to the network and I was opening my network up to the internet WAY to much. (I was port forwarding all kinds of ports.) So to mitigate opening up to the internet so much I decided to setup a VPN tunnel that I could easily connect to which would allow me access into my local network.
After playing with NFC and RFID a bit in the last year I realised that the technology is really hamstrung to only a few use cases. Primarily Entry systems and payment systems. No one has really used the technology for much more. Maybe some active tracking solutions, but really the use cases for NFC are pretty scarce.