Baby Monitor when Travelling – A Smart Solution for Hotel Wi-Fi

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.

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DIY Open Source

Wifi Connected Wandering Hour Clock

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.


Magic Mirror

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 […]

Dashboards Home Assistant

Home Assistant Dashboard – Climate Control

This Home Assistant dashboard view covers everything related to the indoor climate and climate controls. Integrations Nest thermostat Dummy thermostat to mock upstairs climate control Zigbee temperature, humidity and illuminance sensors Automations Switch climate control zones based on time of the day and occupancy I don’t have multiple hvac zones. I have a nest thermostat […]

Dashboards Home Assistant

Home Assistant Dashboard – Weather

This Home Assistant dashboard view covers everything related to weather and forecast. Integrations Accuweather, Darksky, OpenWeatherMap for weather conditions and forecast AirVisual for Air Quality Index weather.gov for weather alerts windy.com for iframe embeds (Rain and Temperature) WSDOT for live traffic camera Automations Sever weather alerts Alert when Air quality index drops Flu and alergy […]