Swapping out the circular fluorescent lights with “circular” LEDs 2018 (update 2019)

Another mystery package arrived recently. When I have so many things on the way it’s always tough to guess what it could be given the haphazard nature of the packaging. This package is not much different, it’s pretty poorly packaged. Thin and light. And unsurprisingly also arrived in a  damaged box. As the titles gives it away.  Voila it’s the LED ring. I bought this … Continue reading Swapping out the circular fluorescent lights with “circular” LEDs 2018 (update 2019)

Reed sensor not working on d8. Nodemcu woes. (BRUH conversion)

Newest build 2018.08.12 “Light switch with extra switches” Currently there is a wall switch which is unused. One staircase light was removed and the other is always on as it’s a ceiling fan with remote. As it stands now there is a blank faceplate covering the switch. I was thinking to put in some httm capacitive switches. (As in pic) Update: The blank faceplate is … Continue reading Reed sensor not working on d8. Nodemcu woes. (BRUH conversion)

Redo with wemos D1 mini?

Originally I automated the rental house by attaching the sonoff to the device they would control as opposed to the switch as the wiring was a single switch wire and it’s a rental. That also meant that I covered the switch plates with an extended and a blank faceplate. The switches permanently in the on position underneath. The sonoff needs a ground connection? it’s also … Continue reading Redo with wemos D1 mini?

Sonoffs flashed

Received sonoffs a week ago. Been having an inordinate amount of trouble getting the portable arduino ide software working. It would give me various errors with no solution. Installing the full version for some reason made the problems go away. The unstable jumperwire connection I had made to the sonoff didn’t much help. A little electrical tape to wrap the pins helped. Having the whole … Continue reading Sonoffs flashed