Power Supply Issues


It turns out that the power supply I used for the home automation modules has a serious issue with dropouts when the AC load is switched. I found the details on the Itead Studio website and the image I capture on the scope was identical to the one show on there. https://www.itead.cc/blog/ac-dc-v2-v3-comparative-test-report This is the…

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ReSpeaker Competition Win


I entered the Juno project to the Seeed Studio Twitter competition and I was one of the winners. I have also backed the project on Kickstarter and the win will allow me to use the ReSpeaker on the Juno project. Meet Juno, Home Automation with Visual & Audio Feedback Respeaker is an interesting project and offers anyone…

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Replacement Module PCB


Having had some Home Control ZWave modules for some years, a few of them have recently failed. I also have a few lamp modules but because I no longer use incandescent lamps I needed a way to reuse the modules. You can see the failed IC on the right. My new Home Automation system is…

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Meet Juno, Home Automation with Visual & Audio Feedback


I saw an article online for a little home automation controller called Jibo. The video for this made it look very interesting and as I have always wanted something I could interact with via voice, it seemed like the idea addition to my home automation system. I continued to follow the project but it was…

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