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ESP8266 DIY Smart Socket – HARDWARE (2/3)

I had very little use for a yet another charger in my household. I reviewed it on my website, and I think I reached the tipping point for the chargers. The AUKEY charger presented...
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DIY Smart Socket with ESP8266 and AUKEY charger (1/3)

I suspected that AUKEY PA-S11 charger had some empty space inside its enclosure. I hate wasting space and I had few ESP8266 laying around. Could this sound like a marriage made in heaven? Maybe!...
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$20 Automated Staircase RGB LED Lighting: SOFTWARE #part3

Before we dive in into the software, if you want to read about prices, design and hardware use links below. The staircase RGB LED Lighting is attached to the wall and I had a...
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$20 Automated Staircase RGB LED Lighting: HARDWARE #part2

Where do I even start? I just finished the build and the head is still full of all the things I tried and it failed.  Now I need to write about what actually worked.  Staircase...
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$20 Automated Staircase RGB LED Lighting: DESIGN #part1

My staircase has claimed a broken toe some time ago. Fortunately, it wasn't my toe, but I feel for the poor fella.  The toe is OK now, but it got me thinking, is there...
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Creating Amazon Dash Yeelight remote

When I have seen perfectly referenced API that comes with Yeelight Smart bulbs I knew it's gonna be fun!  It took me some time to get familiar with it, but now I'm ready to...
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Use Amazon Dash as smart light remote

I have talked about the Tasker and Yeelight integration before. The recent app update has broken few things. I have submitted my feedback to Yeelight hoping for some Tasker functionality to be restored in...
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Tasker and Yeelight – turn your lights on upon arrival

I talked about emulating sunsets and sunrises with Yeelight before, this time around I want to make sure I will live long enough to see the sunrise. I nearly killed myself numerous of times...
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Make a Amazon Dash security sensor

This is probably the last Amazon Dash hack I can come up with. The previous one - Wireless Doorbell was a great success and I'm still using it whenever I'm awaiting a delivery. If you...
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