Next up on my home automation journey, is connecting a smart switch to a smart bulb. I went and bought a couple more items: A Philio Z-Wave dimmer switch A Iotrend Z-Wave smart plug My goal here is to link both the bulb and the smart plug (which will be connected to my computer screen)
Now that openHAB is installed, it's time to add some devices. After looking at the options available, I decided to try out some Z-Wave devices. Z-Wave creates it's own wireless mesh network, so even if my WiFi went down, all my devices would still be able to operate (as long as my PC is still
So last time, we got openHAB installed on a Windows machine via Chocolatey. Today's task is to get it running as a system service. There is a nice guide on the openHAB site which explains how to do this, so this should be easy, right? Registering a system service Okay, so first let's open that
I recently decided to try adding some automation to my home. I foresee a time in my future where I can just walk into my house, and it greets me and turns on my lights for me, it can watch me to see when I go to bed and turn everything off, etc. How cool
After a long time (way too long), I'm finally back at this site again. And to start with, a new theme! This theme looks great in my opinion. It's very clear and open, but still provides easy access to all the content.
This is my first post on my new blog 🙂. This will be a place for any interesting things I discover to do with programming, or things in general.