I didn’t have much time to mess with anything. Forums can’t be so misleading. Nothing seems to be as simple as people claim. This was supposed to be a straight swap. —- I tried again to re flash my Kingston SSD and it was very slow. When finished I put it back in the raspberry pi and the initial hassio boot up took much much … Continue reading Sabrent USB day 2 – this is unpleasant
Is what I’ve been reading about is the easiest conversion from SD-card to SSD for home assistant. Just do this they said it’ll be easy they said. Never do things go smoothly…. Did the things. Nothing happened. The sabrent adapter didn’t light up as it had when connected to the pc when etching hassOS. Hmm. First thoughts, USB PORTS not active. Yup as it turns … Continue reading Sabrent + Kingston SSD
You’re always bordering on the edge of dissatisfaction. The shop I bought my LED strip and accessories from on 11.13 (11.11 sale) At first I got a false tracking number with local post, probably to extend the time they get to send out the products. Nothing happens for a week Then a new package appears with an EMS tracking code that is invalid. The postal … Continue reading Hmm aliexpress
Firstly as the tasmota upgrading page says. The first rule of upgrading: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! This cannot be stated enough. Fixing something. That worked but broke while updating is not pleasant. Obviously a direct upload will not work as it needs to be done in progressive steps. Migration. However. I needed to be above “Tasmota development version 188.8.131.52” (manual config HA) … Continue reading Tasmota 5.14 -> 8.1 direct fail
TL;DR Change the mqtt topic. —– BACKGROUND: A project I have yet properly posted was a tasmota NODEMCU with a relay and a bunch of sensors. (Bruh plus sonoff and a bit) I suspect after using too much power and having the breakers trigger, something went weird. The relay would simply from then on turn itself off. Searching online. There’s the physical dr zz https://youtu.be/31IyfM1gygo … Continue reading LWT ghosting the quick and dirty fix.
…Holiday lights. I finally got the led strips and a bunch of other things but not the buck converters (12v->5v) ordered from another aliexpress shop. Instead I tried “hacking” a (100¥/1USD) car USB adapter which by default uses 12v and outputs USB at 5v This is a test thing I know it’s rather unsightly. The USB cable plugs right into the nodemcu. More info on … Continue reading Been busy but…
A project wemos d1 mini I use for tests recently froze when searching for a wifi point. The old wifi points were for some reason not disappearing but remained as if I had discovered them again. Reset button not working. So reflash it was. It has been a while since I had to wipe an esp8266 chip. I recently saw a “hook up” video and … Continue reading Noob mistake
I’m not sure just how many times I’ll say this. The Raspberry Pi although a great little pc, for hassio with over 10 data input points is just not adequate. If hassio is going to eat my sd cards at the rate of 2-3 per year it’s just not worth it long run. This is a HUGE minus on the WAF (wife approval factor) and … Continue reading Hassio still not for the masses. SD card buffet…
There is much more serious news with regards to typhoons. This isn’t to belittle the importance of actual news, obviously. Ugh…Typhoons. In 2018 my wireless ipcam died. It was replaced by a whole NVR system for the outdoors. (Which has been a non iot post in draft mode for a year now) Countless dht22s and now the latest victim, my new BME280 which was outside … Continue reading Super Typhoon 11 (2019) AKA “Krosa” claims another sensor.
In my kitchen I have 2 sonoffs. One in the overhead ceiling lamp (the wall switch didn’t have the ground/earth wire) There is another sonoff attached to a wall mounted “tv” from reusing a pc monitor and a firestick 2nd gen. In order to save a sonoff and place it elsewhere as well as centralizing all the iot in one spot I though I’d take … Continue reading Combining multisensor and sonoff