I collect temp data from various rooms in the house in order to adjust the AC infinity fans. To make this more accurate that the Venstar units, I am using Raspberry PI Picos as simple web servers I can poll. main.py for the RPiP web server:
We recently switched to geothermal for our heating/cooling which look like it’s lowering our bill by around 40%. We had two systems before feeding the house and there was a huge variability in heating and cooling, especially in our upstairs bedrooms, which have vaulted ceilings. I was using AC infinity register fans to try boost … More Raspberry Pi controlling AC Infinity Booster Fans (UIS)
In order for others to be able to use this code, I am posting it here until I get my act together to make it more robust and pop it onto GitHub. The ClimateMaster DXM2 control has a lot of data that can be used to troubleshoot or know how your system is running. As … More Raspberry Pi ClimateMaster Logger
A 2019 Mac Pro can be particularly troublesome office-mate in the summer. At full throttle the thing can put out 3076 BTU/h of heat – though mine does a lot less. Which may make the space a little warm a sauna. Last year I added vent boosters to the AC vents and returns in the … More Sharing an Space with a sweaty Mac Pro
Twenty years ago today (May 22nd, 1996) I published my first mobile app that went commercial. This is the story of MicroMoney an how not much has changed. … More 25 years of mobile and >120k App Store downloads later…
On February 8th 2021, Microsoft will enable Guest Access for Microsoft Teams by default for all customers unless they have explicitly turned it off. What this means is that post February 8th your users may be able to invite others to your Microsoft Teams instance, or be invited to other organizations’ Teams instance as a … More Beware: Microsoft Teams Guest Access on by default February 8th
Ring claims they dont support a key fob because its “not secure”. A simple panic button on a Keyfob would help, especially if the thing didn’t have labelled “Lock” and “Unlock” buttons…. So I set up this: In order to do this I used the Fibaro Z-Wave Plus key fob: This thing has six buttons, … More Add an encrypted key fob to your Ring alarm….
If you want to use a Webex Board as a TV, connected to your AppleTV there are two problems…. HDCP and no Volume control of the Webex Board from your AppleTV remote. I am not going to talk about HDCP. 🙂 For the volume control I hacked up a solution: A raspberry pi with an … More Volume control for your Webex Board with AppleTV