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Connect your space heater to the Arduino Cloud and control it via Alexa

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — October 13th, 2021 Being able to design your own custom smart home device is a great way to both have fun experimenting with various hardware/software and to escape the walled IoT device ecosystems that so many users find themselves trapped within. One maker who goes by mrdesha came up with a smart heater […]

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Create your own home office work status light with Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you’re working from home and you have children, you’re probably finding it all pretty demanding at the moment. Spreadsheets and multiple tabs and concentrating aren’t nearly so manageable without the dedicated workspace you have at the office and with, instead, small people vying relentlessly for your attention. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh4f9AYRCZY] And that’s not to mention […]

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Disable ‘always-listening’ on your smart home assistant

Reading Time: 3 minutes Project Alias, the newest creation of Amsterdam-based maker Bjørn Karmann, allows you to rename your home assistant and, more importantly, paralyse the device’s always-on listening function — for better security. Project Alias Alias is a teachable “parasite” that is designed to give users more control over their smart assistants, both when it comes to customisation […]

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Neues Smart Heizen Paket von devolo

Reading Time: 2 minutes Das neue devolo Smart Home Paket https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHoIFf0mOM0 Das neue Smart Heizen Paket von devolo besteht aus einer Home Control-Zentrale, zwei Heizkörperthermostaten und einem Raumthermostat. Die Zentrale ist der Mittelpunkt von Home Control. Über sie werden sämtliche Aktionen im Smart Home gesteuert. Die beiden smarten Heizkörperthermostate verfügen über einen batteriebetriebenen Motor und ersetzen die gewöhnlichen Thermostate. […]