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How to make home IoT easier

On the last post I covered basic Arduino IDE setup/use with electrodragon’s relay board to get started for easy home automation. That was sometime ago, during this time it is true I have been busy with life’s needs but also the fact that to setup a home automation that works end to end needs many steps and variety of technologies made me think about the problem a bit deeper. So before I continue more, let me share the conclusion. ...

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Hourglass Project - Final Status - Part 6

Read earlier parts The Hourglass Project came to a finalization point. Project goals have been achieved. The LEDs light up and turn off giving the illusion of balls/sand particles falling down with the pull of gravity in all compass directions now. The hourglass also does automatic dimming/power saving if unused and on touch wakes up after power save. The combination of these make it a simple, but fully functional object satisfying the original targets. ...

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A working prototype - Hourglass Project - Part 4

Read Part 3 first The summary update is that I have a working hourglass prototype that delivers the basic requirements. Since the last update, the code changed considerably. Certain nice object-oriented concepts went away, bit packing and elimination of anything that can be replaced or reused from existing objects resulted in the code footprint to shrink to less than half the original size that was working on the PC. This allowed for a successful compile and upload to Arduino. ...