Hardware

Unipi units

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In this post, I will give some more details about the rationale for the hardware that I had chosen for interpreting the input signals and controlling the outputs, specifically the unipi neuron series. Note that I am in no way affiliated with unipi, nor do I intend to do an... [Read More]

Electrical cabinet

A quick tour inside

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In earlier posts, I did provide an overview of the architecture of my custom-made home automation system. I also did describe some specificities related to a wired home automation setup. For my system, I decide on wiring everything in a star-configuration, meaning all wiring around the house for lights, push... [Read More]

Architecture

My home automation layout

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Prior to actually building anything, it is important to think on a higher level what the various components are and how they will interact with each other, i.e. the architecture. Over the process of doing my own setup, I came across a large number of different possible configurations, each with... [Read More]

MQTT over TLS

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MQTT is a popular lightweight protocol for use in home automation. If features a central broker where each of the clients can communicate with in a pub / sub fashion. [Read More]