Sonoff RF Bridge 433 Mhz & Tasmota custom firmware

Introduction This project is about controlling power plugs connected to standing lights in my living room. I’ve a set of 3 plugs with one remote controller. The remote controller uses radio-frequencies (RF) to sent commands to the plugs. The RF are of the common 433 Mhz. My current home automation is hosted in-house and built […]

Alloy rims: Foam cannon, clay bar cleaning and ceramic treatment

Introduction After writing a quick article on car cleaning, I focus on the cleaning of aluminium rims. Let’s take a closer look at this activity of car detailing. If there’s one step I was apprehensive about, it’s this one: You rarely have all four wheels taken apart at the same time, unless you’re swapping between […]

Gaming PC rig special quarantine : Intel and GeForce

Introduction Given the current events, most of us probably have some free time. This is the perfect opportunity to plan your next PC configuration 🙂 This article does not aim to be the cheapest or even the most powerful but rather to be the most balanced. The products listed here are the ones I would […]

Use Homie Firmware to Drive Sonoff Switch Module (ESP8266 Based)

Introduction This is a followup instructable, I’ve written this one a bit after “Building Homie Devices for IoT or Home Automation“. The later was focusing on basic monitoring (DHT22 FR/DE, DS18B20 FR/DE, light) around D1 Mini boards. This time, I’d like to show how to add a serial header for FTDI adapter (FR/DE) on a Sonoff WiFi […]

Building Homie Devices for IoT or Home Automation

Intro This instructable is part of my DIY Home Automation series, check out main article “Planning a DIY Home Automation System“. If you don’t know yet what Homie is, have a look at homie-esp8266 + homie from Marvin Roger.There are many many sensors. I’m covering the very basic ones in order to give reader the requirements to get started building […]

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Building a Neo Geo Stick USB Adapter

Introduction The Neo Geo AES from SNK was a glorious home arcade machine released in 1990. However it was and still is quite expensive. Games are massive cartridges of multiple megabits. Back in early 90’s you can easily imagine how advanced this was. For retro gamers, this is an expensive leisure. As I’m a proud owner of an AES system with […]

Planning a DIY Home Automation System

Introduction The purpose of this instructable is not to tell you how you can do whatever you’d like your home to do. Instead it has been written to make an idea a reality but also turn madness into sanity by understanding the limits (technology, cost, time required, safety…). There a lot of very good guides […]