DIY Home Automation for less than $75: Part 1 – Configuring the MQTT Broker

The foundation of my home automation solution is an inexpensive Linux single board computer (SBC) and a product called a SonOff Basic smart switch. The two primary component needed on the server to automate the control the SonOff switches is OpenHAB and an MQTT Broker (Mosquitto). Shopping Guide Item Source USB to FTDI Adapter   […]


First Dive Into 3D Printers – Geeetech Prusa i3 X

Originally I had intended to build my own 3D printer from scratch. However, concerns about sourcing different parts from different sources, building the physical structure,  the electronics and firmware led me to purchase a printer kit instead. This is not intended as a review of the printer I chose to purchase. I am a noob. […]



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