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   […]


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My shop was been trashed for months now. Why you ask? Life! My wife wanted new carpet through out the house. Everything got moved to the garage, aka my shop. Years and years worth of stuff crammed in boxes that will never make it back into the house. It was all stacked in the tiny […]


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