Shelly One WIFI Switch

“Shelly One” is just one example of several (claimed) open source products produced by a company called Shelly who are based, not as you might expect in China’s mega technology city of Shenzhen but in Sofia, Bulgaria. Shelly are not new and there are plenty of videos out there about…

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The Script

Regular readers will know about the script that Aidan Ruff and I originally developed to put Node-Red and several other packages onto the Raspberry Pi for our own home control purposes. This has been developed with help from several people and in particular my friend Antonio “Mr Shark”. WELL –…

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PIVPN and PI-HOLE

Before we start, here is a link to the PIVPN site http://www.pivpn.io/ also to Pi-hole: https://pi-hole.net/ and thanks to Loic74 – https://marcstan.net/blog/2017/06/25/PiVPN-and-Pi-hole/ PIVPN is setup software for OpenVPN, whereas PIHOLE is a Linux network-level advertisement and Internet tracker blocking application. Like most normal people I find the subject of secure…

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HC 2019 and ESP-GO

Introduction (Latest update October 06, 2019) Minor update here – I’ve gone back to SDK 2.1 for now as RBOOT will just not reliably OTA on SDK 3.1 – and there is nothing wrong with SDK 2.1 Sick of reading about other people’s home control? Want to make your own?…

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