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Showing posts with label Home Assistant. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Home Assistant. Show all posts

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Reducing the bill of materials of my Hardware Watchdog timer

One nuance of the first few iterations of any new design is that rarely comes optimized in every important aspect from scratch.

It is very difficult to cover everything, when we are creating something new from the ground up. The creation process is by itself a very good sink of our cognitive energy and focus, leaving little room for a more pedantic mode of thought.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Continuing with the Kiosk project

It is fairly interesting that just as with other "things" that I have equipped my house with, this Kiosk and other IoT gadgetry proved to be of relevance not just for my geek person, but for my family as well. For example my wife likes to keep track of the vacuum cleaner progress. Having its map and progress show up automatically when it starts cleaning, proved to be quite useful in this sense: