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
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.
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
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…