Raspberry Pi LIRC IR Remote

Posted on Thu 28 June 2018 in RaspberryPi • Tagged with Home Automation, RaspberryPi

I had just finished building a 433MHz remote control, and also needed an infra-red controller to complete the PiHome remote. I'd built one before so had a rough idea of what needed doing.

Before you get started, this is a guide explaining how to use an IR transmitter and receiver …

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Raspberry Pi Broadlink RM Pro

Posted on Sun 24 June 2018 in RaspberryPi • Tagged with Home Automation, RaspberryPi

This one got me excited. Sending commands from the Raspberry Pi to the Broadlink RM Pro.

I don’t know why I hadn't tried before, I'd always stuck to circuitry. I think in this case it was down to necessity.

I was building a remote controller, had successfully built an …

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Raspberry Pi 433MHz

Posted on Tue 19 June 2018 in RaspberryPi • Tagged with Home Automation, RaspberryPi

I wanted to be able to send 433 signals to my plug sockets and light switches from the Raspberry Pi. I had a Pi 2b and some time spare.

After spending a few hours doing the usual research, I came up with the below, essentially;

• Hookup 433 Receiver/Transmitter
• Install …

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18/06/2018 - PiHome

Posted on Mon 18 June 2018 in Blog • Tagged with Home Automation, RaspberryPi

A few days off work….

As tradition dictates, time to mess with the electronic things in the house.

I'm leaving the computer alone for now. It's been around 6 months since I've done anything, had to do anything to it. Its working, I'm leaving it alone.

I don’t remember …

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pfSense Interface Reboot Script

Posted on Sun 10 June 2018 in pfSense • Tagged with pfSense

I've been having an issue with my PiCams. They'll loose connection to the network and not come back up until the interface is restarted.

That's annoying.

They continue to do thier thing locally, so pictures are eventually uplaoded but remote access, via VPN and local web access stop working.

That …

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Microsoft Powerapps

Posted on Wed 09 May 2018 in Microsoft • Tagged with Microsoft, Rants


Powerapps. They sound like a fantastic idea. They look great. The ability for non-developers to create applications on the fly and publish them to end users.


Microsoft, where's the fucking documentation?

Asset Check-out template. Fantastic. Just what I needed. Template available. Great.

Half the work is done for …

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