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Google Home Notifications Tutorial

Each time I say "Hey Google" I feel slightly awkward, less if no one is around, as using voice commands in public is as...

Google Home Notifications

The fight between Google Home and Amazon Alexa is far from over. The last round was won by the Echo Dot and Routines. It...
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Google Home Mini – Black Friday Sale £34! – unboxing

It's Black Friday and an email dropped in from Google tempting me into a £34 purchase! As it happened, Google paid me for my...
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Alexa Routines are better than Google Assistant shortcuts

Chances are, that you have an access to at least one personal assistant. Whether it's a Google Assistant on your phone or Amazon Echo...

Tips for building AIY speaker

Building AIY speaker was a pleasure. I went live and streamed the entire process without prior preparation. The viewers could see me struggle a...

Google Home available in the UK

If you, like myself, were keen to get a hands-on experience with the latest Google device and you are in the UK, I have...

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Driving LCD with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

One of the ideas in my head involves a cup of jellybeans and an LCD display. Since I know how to operate the cup...
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ESP32 & 410 LEDs: Experiments 1 – Matrix

I have made this awesome 410 RGB LEDs matrix. It's fun and serves the educational purposes for now. Soon enough, the ESP32 & 410...

Join is coming to NodeRED

I just got my hands on the preview build of Join nodes. Yes, Join is coming to NodeRED! I'm pleased to break the news, especially...
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How to drive RGB LEDs with ESP32 & ESP8266

I'm starring at 410 individually addressable LEDs (WS2812b). They all blink in rainbow fashion driven by a test FastLED library. I have to say the...
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ESP8266 DIY Smart Socket – SOFTWARE (3/3)

It took me longer than I assumed it would, mainly due to software issues, but once I modified the software to my needs, it...