Home Assistant – Room Tracking 2

Last post I walked through setting up Room Assistant and wasn’t super happy with it. I’m giving Find a try today which can work in 2 different ways: Passive Tracking This is similar to Room Assistant, except instead of Bluetooth it uses WiFi. This doesn’t require anything to be set-up on the device you’re tracking, […]

Bad Nest!

With Google semi-recently closing down their APIs for Nest products, I was starting to look for a new Thermostat. This was unfortunate since the Nest thermostat is a really nice looking piece of hardware. Fortunately someone did some sleuthing and figured out what the new APIs are and published them in an unofficial HA integration. […]

Network Revamp

Our WiFi has been painfully slow, so I’m going to try an overhaul and document it this time. I can barely remember the specifics of how I originally set it up and have limited notes, so I’m basically starting from scratch. Right now I basically have two networks, the one provided by my ISP (a […]

OpenLitter – Update 3: ESP32 Software

I haven’t made much progress on this project, partly due to shifting priorities (I got a new smart doorbell) and partly due to frustrations with programming the ESP32 with microPython. I feel like I’m going insane, performing the exact same operations within uPyCraft would sometimes work perfectly and others do nothing. I still want to program […]

OpenLitter

This is my attempt at creating an open source controller for the LitterRobot3, a very expensive but incredibly useful addition to my house with 3 cats. Or at least it was very useful when it was working. It has been acting up for a while, and I’m not entirely sure what the problem is yet. […]