Category

Raspbian

GardenPi – a garden watering solution built on Raspberry Pi, MQTT and Home-Assistant.io [Part 4/4]

Following on from PART 3 Now that Home Assistant is aware of the Garden Zones, we can “program” some automations in Node-Red. For now I’ve only implemented a rudimentary little flow: I have 4 different flows to handle each of… Continue Reading →

GardenPi – a garden watering solution built on Raspberry Pi, MQTT and Home-Assistant.io [Part 3/4]

Continued from PART 2 With all the puzzle pieces in place, now we can make Home-Assistant aware of the Garden Zone “switches”, so we can program and use the in automations. In the switches.yaml file (remember I split the configuration… Continue Reading →

GardenPi – a garden watering solution built on Raspberry Pi, MQTT and Home-Assistant.io [Part 2/4]

So in GardenPi – PART 1 I covered the hardware & software configs to get going, but that’s not all yet 🙂 We now have a Raspberry Pi running MQTT and we can switch the GPIO pins by sending messages… Continue Reading →

GardenPi – a garden watering solution built on Raspberry Pi, MQTT and Home-Assistant.io [Part 1/4]

We currently have an off-the-shelf garden watering solution [Hunter], but I’d like to have more control of when, etc. the irrigation is switched on. I used the following items in my solution: Hardware: Raspberry Pi 2 B+ [using a 16GB… Continue Reading →

Home-Assistant.io – Grouping your entities / switches in a logical fashion

While adding more & more switches into my Home Assistant setup, I’ve needed to group the items together in a logical manner. I have switches controlling our geysers, general “playground” switches and I’m also implementing a solution to control our… Continue Reading →

Running your own Home VPN Server from a Raspberry Pi (PiVPN)

I recently installed Pi-Hole as an ad-blocking service on our home network – it’s working quite well and I’m truly impressed! While on holiday recently I thought it would be quite “cool” to have VPN access to our network at… Continue Reading →

Network-wide ad-blocking using a Raspberry Pi and “Pi-hole(tm)”

Ad-blocking seems to be quite a “thing” these days and I have to say that sometimes the amount of ads on web pages just gets too much ! I do understand it’s a way to get your product noticed, but… Continue Reading →

Installing a NAS on a Raspberry PI (OpenMediaVault)

It seems I’ve been on a roll the last couple of weeks/days 🙂 Recently my DROBO died and then I installed NAS4Free on my Home Server to serve our storage needs at home. Well, we’re going on holiday soon and… Continue Reading →

How to install and run Raspbian Jessie from a USB stick on Raspberry Pi

UPDATE (May 2017): This article focus on using a Raspberry Pi 2 & USB.  If you however have a Raspberry Pi 3 and the latest version of Rasbian (Jessie April 2017 or later) then you can natively run from USB… Continue Reading →

© 2019 Lazy Man Joe's — Powered by WordPress

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑