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Home Assistant Missing Dependencies (Windows)

I have been watching a lot of videos about home automation lately and found that Home Assistant (HASS) seems to be the most popular choice when it comes to consolidating all of your IoT enabled dev...

Anet A8 - My first 3D printer

About 2 months ago I finally received one of my biggest packages from China to date, that was an Anet A8 3D printer from BangGood for around $239.99including shipping. I had a small issue with cust...

OctoPrint MQTT Events (with samples)

Below you will find a list of all the MQTT events published by the MQTT OctoPrint plugin. I made use of my MQTT-Dumper application I created in my previous post to do this, and have taken the time ...

MQTT Dumper (Alpha)

MQTT Dumper is a simple utility (well, console application at the moment) that I put together in about an hour to help me spy on the communication of all my IoT devices at home. Currently the utili...

Changing Sonoff Firmware (Visual Guide)

About a year ago I discovered Sonoff WiFi switches on AliExpress and was able to pick up a couple of them for $10. These devices are basically IoT connected smart switches that you can control via ...

Installing Node-RED as a Windows Service

In this post I am going to cover installing, configuring and running Node-REDas a Windows service. Node-RED is a programming tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in n...

Running Mosquitto as a Windows Service

In my last post I ran over the required steps to get mosquitto up and running on a Windows environment. Now somewhere during my initial install I managed to break the Mosquitto Broker service that ...

Mosquitto on Windows

After discovering the joys and simplicity of using MQTT on IoT enabled devices such as an NodeMCU ESP8266 I decided I wanted to host my own local (and with the right configuration public) instance ...

Serial Tester (Arduino Tool)

Inspired by a youtube video I wanted to start communicating with my Arduino via a serial connection from my computer. Having a connection from my computer -> Arduino opens up a whole lot of new ...

Powering your Arduino Projects

This is a complimentary post for my Arduino digital clock project, and aims to provide some insight into powering your Arduino projects once they have left the prototyping stage. I am by no means a...