There is a reason why I saved this view for the last. This is the home page for the kiosk browser I have set up on a wall-mounted tablet display in my home. I designed this view a long time ago when I lived in a 2 Bedroom apartment, but I haven’t felt the need […]
Last year, I backed an Air purifier from Kickstarter developed by Mila Cares team, who promised to provide public API on launch. My goal was to write an integration component for the air purifier with Home Assistant like I have done in the past with Snoo smart sleeper and Mint finance. However, I wasn’t surprised […]
Using a Raspberry Pi and a USB Wi-Fi adapter, I successfully bypassed hotel Wi-Fi’s captive portal, connecting my baby monitor camera and other devices seamlessly to a created hotspot. This workaround not only allowed baby monitoring and additional security through the camera’s features but also connected multiple devices without extra hotel charges, providing both peace of mind and cost savings during travel.
Experience the transformative power of Arduino as I share my journey of upgrading a 3D printed wandering hour clock. Discover how I overcame obstacles, replaced the clock movement with a stepper motor, and enhanced the Arduino code to synchronize time with an NTP server and implement a web server interface for management and troubleshooting. Check out the instructions and code on my GitHub repository.
I finally built something I dreamt of 6 years ago. My first version back in 2016 was a cheap version of this with a 2-way acrylic film on a 7″ android tablet. Needless to say, this is a huge upgrade both in terms of size and cost. But the end result is something to marvel […]
As a homeowner, if you are tired of checking the Ring app repeatedly to make sure your home is armed for away when you are not home, armed for home when you are home, and lastly trying to rush to the keypad because the alarm is about to go off if you don’t disarm it […]
When I became a father, I had to warm up the milk for my daughter every couple of hours. The most popular milk warmer on the market doesn’t come with a timer, so I had to plug the bottle warmer in, start a timer on my phone and unplug the warmer when timer is up. […]
I use an android app – Tachiyomi to download and read my favorite comics. Tachiyomi is a free and open source manga reader for Android with support for various extensions. Some of the features include online and offline reading from over a thousand sources, tracking and switching between sources, a configurable reading experience with multiple […]
I think Tesla Sentry mode is a very underrated feature and I wanted to utilize it to its full potential. Here is one of my newest addition to the home automation that utilizes Tesla Sentry mode to monitor and record the Amazon Key in-garage Delivery from Tesla Model 3’s 8 cameras. Automation Check out my […]
When I bought my new home, I was very excited to finally be able to automate my garage cover. It always annoyed me when I had to push a button to open and close the garage cover, so I considered purchasing the Tesla Automatic Garage Opener for $325. But I simply couldn’t justify the cost […]
I use the Ring security system for my home and I love the ease of use and the subscription price. I have a number of door/window sensors, motion detectors, doorbell cam, and indoor and outdoor cams, which provide me with peace of mind in terms of security. However, they don’t make glass break sensors, which […]
What’s better than watching a Movie? Watching a movie with the perfect ambient lighting. After researching a bunch of proprietary solutions, I decided to build something on my own. This way, I can set it up just the way I like and evolve over time with a little initial cost. Little did I know, this […]