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SWAKES Blog 2020 Update

SWAKES Blog 2020 Update

Good morning/afternoon/evening to all and welcome back to SWAKES Blog! It's been a while since my last post and whilst I have some time spare, I thought I'd give you all an update (and some expectation) of whats to come over the next few weeks/months. Just a little obvious heads up before we delve in ... You may have noticed that site looks a little messed up at the moment with a few images missing here and there and the overall layout/theme a bit shagged ... To cut the long story short, I managed to max out space

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Home Assistant (Hass.io) - Home Automation, The Beginning

Home Assistant (Hass.io) - Home Automation, The Beginning

Damm, a pretty dramatic intro there. However if you're a keen reader, my first post in question, I mentioned that I'm very much into the whole 'Home Automation' thing. In particular a system called Home Assistant. I stumbled across this around a year back whilst looking for something to manage custom built sensors ranging from temperature and humidity, ... At the time I was on track to use a similar solution called MySensors. So what is Home Assistant?I'm not going to go through the hassle of writing a guide as its relevantly easy to setup. All you need is a

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Lego Train Shelf. Slowly Does It. Part 1

Lego Train Shelf. Slowly Does It. Part 1

So it's slowly coming to fruition, the all singing Lego Train Shelf! Not as exciting as it sounds. It has only taken me a year to pull my finger out and finally start to get some shit done! It basically consists of a floating shelf around my office, supporting the all-important Lego Train. Each piece is supported using L brackets on the up side, then fixed to the wall, giving it a 'floating' effect oO0ooooOo00! In regards to controlling the train, the aim is to clone/copy the current IR signals from the LEGO remote controller, and replay them via

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