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   […]


DIY Home Automation for less than $75: Introduction

The promise of the automated home is nothing new. In the last decade, promise has come closer to reality with the introduction of  of home automation hubs and smart devices. But then and to a large extent today, if you bought into home automation then you were locked into buying product from the one vendor […]


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