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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...

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Alexa and NodeRED integration

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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...

ESP8266/32WiFi chip
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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...

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

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...

Google Home Notifications Tutorial

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Google Home Notifications

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DIY Smart Socket with ESP8266 and AUKEY charger (1/3)

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Before we dive in into the software, if you want to read about prices, design and hardware use links below. The staircase RGB LED...