Last year I’ve had to replace the DHT-22 outdoor sensor several times during the peak and constant high humidity levels and the rainy season. I had discovered the BME280 sensor and read many good reviews. Wemos D1 Mini and BME280 Temperature, Humidity and Pressure Sensor Compare different i2c temperature and humidity sensors (SHT2x, SHT3x, SHT85, ..) Mentioned previously part1 part2 part3 I recently converted my … Continue reading Wayyyy too hot and humid but the BME280 troops on.
It’s been a while since I was on the latest update as is came out. Luckily there where no breaking changes. The update on my rpi3 took 10 mins and mid update there was no progress information and login stopped accepting my password. A little panic worthy but in the end it worked and now. A strange thing that has occurred now is the iOS … Continue reading Up-to-date for now…
It moved and I had forgotten. I spent a silly amount of time looking for it again (under advanced). This happened as I had too many update notes to read after updating from 0.92.1 to 0.96.5. 0.97 has many more such surprises in store apparently. I haven’t really taken the time to read the home assistant road map. However I’m still pretty confident that even … Continue reading Configuration validation…
Part 1 / Part 2 Finally the AHT10 and BME280 sensors have arrived. First step soldering pins. Got to unwrap my newest soldering iron. Then loading up tasmota on the nodemcu. (The same one that was already outside) Despite all the OLD instructions to edit the useroverride section in the sonoff.bin I simply downloaded the newest 6.6.0 tasmota as per instructions has i2c support for … Continue reading Replacement of the DHT22
Part 1 As I await my replacements parts I figured I’d try a few ideas to attempt a recovery of the defective DHT22. The first thing I decided to do was to remove the DHT22 from its partial enclosure. (Sensor part was exposed) Reconnected the sensor node and …. it’s still stuck at 99% humidity. I blew on it and the temperature changed but not … Continue reading DHT22 tinkering.
For over a year I would replace the DHT22 (or its small brother the DHT11) outdoors after a few months if I cared to do so. It’s located in a cutout of a small Tupperware container strapped under my deck roof. No rain can get to it but the roof is no completely opaque and lets a fair amount of sun through. Although the temperature … Continue reading DHT22 is useless outdoors: replacement.
2019.07.13: After a few months leaving out, sensors that fluctuate many times a second things seem to be stable. The sensors that fluctuate rapidly are the BRUH type as they send change info if a certain threshold has been met. (2 or 5% change in values) ____ For months on end after I increased the number of iot devices drastically the state history graph would … Continue reading Recorder histogram flatline testing
I’m not sure what’s going on… After rebooting several times and fixing up my local network and rearranging the room layout. This popped up. Hmmm is my firewall cracking was this just before the firewall kicked in? Let’s see what happens after another reboot. Hmm it still happens to be there. I’ve lost track if I’ve rebooted but now iOS notifications are popping up. As … Continue reading 93.2 sneaks through.
The home assistant issues are never ending. A trivial matter for once. After getting an Amazon echo and enabling the wemo emulation in the tasmota software in the sonoff basics, errors errors everywhere. I stumbled across this while searching for something else. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.reddit.com/r/homeassistant/comments/8utc9j/psa_wemo_warnings_and_lost_connection_fix/ The next day Screw it. Today I decided to trash the database again (automation?) as the state history graphs are flatlining and … Continue reading Wemo lost connection
I was given a google home mini. I didn’t want one as I wanted my iot to be internal only. But it can be useful, an echo dot has also followed in the house. Anyways with the google home I wanted to add it to home assistant. I had already put the tts lines but I wanted to add the newly available component. https://www.home-assistant.io/components/googlehome/ Once … Continue reading When bluetooth goes nuts Home Assistant 0.88+