Thermostat becomes a roller shutter UI

Open source software and hardware is often hard. Contrary to proprietary and closed solutions like Apple’s, open / free alternatives are often not polished. They usually take you lots of work to make them usable. However, they give you all the power. You can do anything you want with them… Like turning a thermostat into […]

ANAVI Thermometer – HestiaPi integration

This integration works with HestiaPi Touch ONE v1.2 These changes need the HestiaPi Touch UI to be updated with my anavi-thermometer branch. Add-ons ANAVI Thermometer publishes values in JSON. They are easy parsed in OpenHAB with the JSONPath transformation add-on. We will need to install it first Things and items ANAVI Thermometer We create a […]

Open Bedroom Thermometer: Aesthetic Customization

I am pretty happy with my University education. I studied Telecommunications Engineering in Spain, which is a mix of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Telecommunication Systems. I think it gave me a solid base for a broad range of topics, from the signals inside a circuit to software engineering principles. However, something I have missed […]

Open Bedroom Thermometer

Open Bedroom Thermometer

After setting up the mighty open source and open hardware Hestia PI in the living room, an extra thermometer in the bedroom was the next step. Hestia PI‘s does its job amazingly well during the day. But when the night comes, we don’t care about the temperature in the living room, but in the bedroom. […]

Debugging in Kweb

I have been recently hacking on HestiaPi‘s interface, so I could add the measures from ANAVI Thermometer to HestiaPi‘s interface. When I first tried to deploy the last version of the interface, it didn’t work It looked like a Javascript error, so I tried to see what was going on in Kweb, the browser that […]

My thermostat, with root access

HestiaPi looks awesome. An open software and open hardware project, Raspberry Pi based, customizable LCD touch screen, it is all you can ask as a basis for your home IoT infrastructure. It took some time to arrive though. I ordered it via Crowd Supply, a great site with wonderful open hardware gadgets and solid ethic […]

Teaching the computer to talk

One of the first cool things you want to do with your kitchen computer is teaching it to talk. The visits come and you ask it to play music or open the roller shutters. Cool! But current solutions come with a cost. Some people don’t care if their conversations are sent to servers at the […]

More than a huge tablet in the kitchen

One of the first ideas I wanted to fulfill was having a huge tablet in the kitchen I envisioned several usages: Playing music while cooking Managing the shopping list, synchronized with our mobile phones Watching tv / netflix / youtube videos Showing a clock / weather / other statuses when idle I started looking for […]