Pet Feeder Part 2

I found a forum where someone asked about doing exactly what I’m trying to do, use a RAMPS board to drive stepper motors not for a 3D printer. They were directed to use this code example to get started. What great fortune, I don’t have to figure this out on my own! Unfortunately, it wasn’t […]

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. […]

MySensors – Part 1

I’m trying to give MySensors another chance; I gave it a half-hearted attempt when I first got started with home automation, but never got very far. I’m going to demo this with an OG Raspberry Pi B and if it works and I like it, I might transfer it over to another Pi that’s already […]

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. […]