Posts in IoT


How To Use Meross Smart Devices As Cheap Offline IoT

Posted on 20th Jul 2020 03:47:32 in DIY, Home Assistant, IoT, Smart, Tutorial

When it comes to smart devices, Meross has been my choice for multiple projects due to their excellent construction and very competitive prices. The biggest problem with these devices, as with many other readily available smart devices is that any commands you send will go over the internet, to some remote server, only to come back to your local network. Find out how I got these readily available devices to work without any internet connection using Home Assistant...

A Meross Lamp

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How to Remember your Plant's Water with an ESP8266

Posted on 12th Jul 2020 01:10:31 in DIY, IoT, Smart

One of the things I have never been truly good at is remembering to do specific tasks that should ideally be done on a frequent basis. I recently received a plant as a gift and although it says it requires little attention I know that despite my best effort I will forget to water it regularly which will result in a sad plant. Luckily there is technology all around that can help me with this task. Here I use an ESP8622 to measure the humidity in the soil, allowing my Home Assistant instance to notify me when it drops below a certain amount. I first started by gathering the necessary materials...

How to Remember your Plant's Water

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