Wall Mounted Kindle

As a number of people have asked how I’ve attached the Kindle Fire Tablets to the wall I thought I would take a Photo to show. The frames I had custom made at a picture framing place and then took to the back of it with a dremel drill to carve out enough space for Read More…

Pool Monitor

One of the downsides of owning a pool is keeping on top of the water balancing and ensuring chemical levels are right in order to avoid the pool going green or your eyes from stinging due to too much Chlorine or PH level wrong. Our pool is a Saltwater pool with a Salt Cell and Read More…

OSBee Wifi Sprinkler Controller

Ever since I started playing with Home Automation on my to do list has been to sort out the Irrigation system and automate that.  We have a fairly straight forward 3 zone configuration for front garden, rear garden and lawns. Currently these are controlled by battery powered timer valves. They work (other than the occasional Read More…

The Smart Mattress cover

I have now had my smart Mattress cover for 2 weeks. Quality of the cover and device itself is good, there is only one button externally used for pairing (no buttons to actually control the device everything is done via wifi). Button has a good feel and feels sturdy. The cover you can feel the Read More…

UI for FPP Light Control

I wanted to create a UI to my FPP light controllers. I decided to use my Homeseer Home Automation system as the master controller. From there I used Jon00DataScraper script to scrape the XML response. Details of my config file below. Pattern5=(?s)<CurrentSeqName>(.*?)</CurrentSeqName> DeviceName1=Current Song NameDeviceText1=[0]DeviceValue1=[0]DeviceImage1=Speakbutton1=0TriggerString1=SearchMode1=1TriggerEvent1= DeviceName2=Current PlaylistDeviceText2=[100]DeviceValue2=[100]DeviceImage2=Speakbutton2=0TriggerString2=SearchMode2=1TriggerEvent2= DeviceName3=Repeat ModeDeviceText3=[200]DeviceValue3=[200]DeviceImage3=Speakbutton3=0TriggerString3=SearchMode3=1TriggerEvent3= DeviceName4=Megatree FPP StatusDeviceText4=[300]DeviceValue4=[300]DeviceImage4=Speakbutton4=0TriggerString4=SearchMode4=1TriggerEvent4= DeviceName5=Current Sequence NameDeviceText5=[400]DeviceValue5=[400]DeviceImage5=Speakbutton5=0TriggerString5=SearchMode5=1TriggerEvent5= Read More…

Including Cameras into HSTouch project

I wanted to incorporate my security cameras into my HSTouch project. I have a range of different cameras using different protocols so the easiest thing for me to do was to setup a NVR using Blueiris 4 and then serve up the content from there. With HStouch I have to render it as an HTML page Read More…

Custom Touchscreen

Below is a short video of my touchscreen Tablet is a Kindle Fire HD 7″ with custom frame made. Software is HSTouch for Homeseer Graph generated using ChartDirector and BDGraphs to populate the database. WeatherXML with custom icons (thank you google images) Fairly Basic nothing to fancy here. BlueIris to stream video ChartDirector graph SnevlLatitude, Read More…