Run Tasmota Device Manager in Docker Allows Tasmota Device manager (tdmgr), which is a python GUI application to run in a docker container, and uses noVNC (HTML5 web based VNC client) to let you view tdmgr remotely.
An internet speed test to InfluxDB with Docker Uses the Ookla speedtest cli to test the internet connection regularly, and push the results to influx db. An influx db instance must already be running somewhere, and the database created. Then it can be graphed with Grafana.
Simple Laundry Rules for Tasmota Tasmota rules to update to MQTT the status of a washer and dryer, based on power monitoring (Using Sonoff POW V2 devices). Automation rules use this to notify my phone when the washer or dryer have finished.
Using an SDR and RTL_433 with MQTT via docker Mainly to grab weather station data, but also useful for other 433MHz data, this is the setup I use in Docker. It uses a cheap Realtek USB SDR, and pushes data received straight to an MQTT server.
Setting up Zigbee2MQTT Notes on setting up zigbee2mqtt in docker, and the hardware involved to use zigbee devices in home automation
MQTT Computer Control Using MQTT to control scripts on a computer, eg locking a screen by using mqcontrol
Xiaomi 10T Pro Update and Root This is the method I followed for my Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro to get from my previously installed AOSP ROM to a stock based ROM (I'll change to a modified stock ROM later. It includes Root so a bunch of useful things can be installed. I had a nice AOSP ROM previous to this, but the camera was a stumbling block - the Xiaomi stock camera is so much better.
Kogan Smart Glass Kettle 1.7L Tasmota Notes on how to flash Tasmota to a $50 Kogan Smart Glass Kettle 1.7L Tasmota (Also available from the online retailer Dick Smith), and control it with Home Assistant.
Raspberry Pi Dorbell Notes I have been looking for ages to replicate the functions of the functions of products like the Ring doorbell. I've seen a bunch of projects around, but not that have really covered everything I liked. Here are a bunch of links I found and some notes.
Attic Loft Storage with Ladder Access A project to use some ceiling space as storage (with easy access), and attempting to be as frugal as possible. Some of the lessons learned were from similar past projects.
Blocking Kids Network Devices with MQTT A setup using docker to script changes to firewall rules on an Edgerouter. Was set up to block/unblock kids devices when needed, but can be used for other MQTT scripting purposes.
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