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
…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…
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.
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.
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+
More iPhone issues in the past week. This time an iPhone 6s stopped wanting to charge. Insert charging cable in and nothing. Thus syncing was no longer possible. Cleaned out the lightning port and the please charge icon appeared. It would detect the cable was plugged in but wouldn’t charge. Obviously I tried with multiple chargers and cables on my 7plus. All is well outside … Continue reading iPhone 6s not charging? My temporary fix.
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
Hassio 0.73.0 Since the last time this had happened I’ve been very cautious about updates. I updated the configurator the other day. Check config Full snapshot Restart Update Restart This worked. So I tried again with Grafana. On the last reboot, there was no GUI on restart. Sigh… As I copied my SD-card contents to the desktop (Samba was still active) as last time, I … Continue reading Hassio GUI gone again