Writing software is my passion. I’m a software engineer by trade and have been doing home automation, electronics and micro-controller programming for the last 2 years. This blog offers a way to share my experience and pass on knowledge aquired the hard way.
in Iot / Eclipse / Sloeber / Development / Productivity
Setting up Eclipse projects for tasks such as unit testing and hardware debugging is very time consuming due to the fact there are a million different possible ways to configure a project. Online tutorials get out of date quickly due to software updates in libaries, compilers, builds tools, Arduino board platforms and so on.
in Home / Automation tagged Home, Assistant,, Rf,, Radio,, 433
One subsystem in my home automation setup is a Raspberry Pi 3 with RF receiver module and a dockerised Python script that reads in signals and converts them to messages sent to a message broker and consumed by the rest of home automation system. In this post I want to make some recommendations for useful RF devices that are not only affordable but also improve your home automation system by creating new automation opportunities.
Not too long ago I wrote about ESPHomeYAML – a YAML based firmware generator for microcontrollers. What if I told you that you can use this tool to automatically update your entire fleet of ESP8266-based home automation IoT devices from one central server?