DIY Home Automation: Motion Sensing Switch

I have this habit of never turning off lights in my bathroom when I get out, it stays on for the entire night and in the morning I get an earful from my Mom or my flatmates depending on where I am. After acknowledging that I will never be breaking this habit, I did whatContinue reading “DIY Home Automation: Motion Sensing Switch”

Mycroft: An open source smart assistant for your everyday needs

Smart assistants are here and they are super cool! With voice commands you can enjoy music, trivia, shop online and control appliances! And if you are not living under a rock, chances are, you have heard of ‘Alexa’ from Amazon, ‘Siri’ from Apple, ‘Cortana’ from Microsoft and ‘Google Assistant’ from well..Google(they seriously need to workContinue reading “Mycroft: An open source smart assistant for your everyday needs”

Alexa Enabled Smart WiFi Switch

Hello world! Smart homes are coming and nothing short of an apocalypse can stop them. And no, we will not DIY an apocalypse, instead we will jump on the band wagon and build a smart switch to call our own. Read on to jump into the build! Following are the components you’ll need (The linksContinue reading “Alexa Enabled Smart WiFi Switch”