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   […]


Why do I want to build a DYI CNC?

Robotics has always fascinated me. Or should I say realistic robots, a machines built for a core purpose other than entertainment. The machine then carries out the intended purpose in an automated fashion without input from a human. The purpose can be modified by adding capabilities through hardware or by updating the operating instructions though […]


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