RCWL-0516: More outdoor issues with the PIR AM312

Sunshine… I thought that this movement false positive was only a cheap ip camera thing. Alas no… Come to think of it two sensors are starting to act up. Upstairs bedroom and outside. The bedroom sensor used to give me false positives due to a bad power supply. The outdoor one now seems to alert a lot as the shadow of the house grows and … Continue reading RCWL-0516: More outdoor issues with the PIR AM312

Japanese wiring isn’t automation friendly.

Picture of wires from blog In my old leaning house I have one live wire going to the light switch. nothing else is in the switch box. Now I thought that this would be because of the old leaning house that I’m in. However upon asking around it would seem as thought this is common in new constructions as well. This image goes to doesn’t … Continue reading Japanese wiring isn’t automation friendly.

Breaking the black button Sonoff basic

When modifying the sonoff I had the misfortune of tuning the unit upside down without its case in order to do some soldering. Twice this caused me to put too much pressure on the gpio0 pin and caused it to break off. Sometime the inner switch contact plate would also come out. Re-placing the inner contact plate and the button with lid back on with … Continue reading Breaking the black button Sonoff basic

ASROCK Z97E-ITX/ac BIOS freeze on boot

Sometimes my asrock ze97xac doesn’t want to boot up and stays stuck at the asrock flash screen. Another button press or reset press doesn’t change the outcome. The following links explains to unplug all extras and try again. This never worked for me. http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2720658/stuck-mobo-splash-screen-asrock-z97-killer.htm http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2293668/stuck-asrock-screen.html As my system is plugged into a power strip with indivise socket control I simply turn off the computer via … Continue reading ASROCK Z97E-ITX/ac BIOS freeze on boot