Tagged: projects

best uses for a smart socket

smart sockets have uses. A smart socket adds a little cleverness to a table lamp or electric heater. The printer upstairs takes five minutes to warm up so switching it on by remote control...

calculate how long is the day

… and see how to add features to the Home Assistant display An interest in solar energy is a possible reason to record the sun’s azimuth and the time of sunset. Home Assistant can track...

project: cameras around the house

There are a variety of camera types to help monitor the drive, a pet, a baby, a device, a bird feeder – whatever. You might want to know what’s eating the rabbit’s food or...

project: does my broadband speed vary?

Here’s how to add a little functionality to Home Assistant, the automation platform. Do try this especially if you’re just starting to add features to Home Assistant. speedtestdotnet: scan_interval: hours: 4 Go to the...

project: oil tank level sensor

A heating oil tank level sensor that’s more useful than anything you can buy. Measures oil level in any unit – litres, gallons or days until I need to refill the tank Displays readings...

how much heating oil does the boiler use?

The need was to meter the use of oil for billing purposes. I solved it easily and inexpensively. This was before the days of home automation – but it nevertheless meets a need inexpensively....