My goal of this project was to track the temperature in different rooms in my house using multiple temperature sensors to send the data back to a raspberry pi and have the data stored historically so I could display it in charts and send alerts. As a follow up to my wireless power outlet project, I wanted to use the 433mhz receiver. I came across some wireless temperature sensors that work over 433mhz. These temperature sensors are great because they are cheap, well built, battery powered and outdoor resistant. I was surprised at how difficult it is to decode the signal coming from the temperature sensors. Read More
Category: Home Automation
Google Home to Control Wireless Power Outlets
This is version 2 for my guide on how to control cheap wireless power outlets using a Google Home and a Raspberry Pi. This guide is a much better method than my first attempt using IFTT. This tutorial assumes you already setup the outlets.
Use Amazon Echo to Control Wireless Power Outlets
This is part 3 for my guide on how to control cheap wireless power outlets using a Amazon Echo and a Raspberry Pi. Part 1 covered Siri and HomeKit. Part 2 covered the Google Home which I plan on improving since ha-bridge works with Google Home. This tutorial assumes you already setup the outlets. Read More
Amazon Echo vs Google Home
After researching the Amazon Echo and Google Home, I couldn’t decide which device to buy. So what should you do when you can’t decide? Just buy both of course! It’s also helpful when you plan to blog about them.
tl;dr If you plan to just buy one device, I’d go with the Echo unless you really need Chromecast support.