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An ESP-Now – WiFi Gateway or Preparing for Integrating Solar Powered ESP Based Devices to my Home Automation System

Since I live in an area where sunshine is almost always abundant, it makes sense to harvest energy from the sun as much as possible. This includes making various sensors around the house, especially the ones that are outside, operate with solar energy. This is usually not a very difficult …

No Recovery, No Fastboot, No FastbootD – No Problem! – Case Study with Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G

Caution: The process shown below is not for the average user. If you do not understand the process, you should not do it at all. There is a risk of rendering your phone completely dead. Should you need assistance with your phone, contact me on Telegram, I’ll be happy to …

Xiaomi Redmi AC2100 Router OpenWRT Conversion

I just published a short, but real time video walk-through on how to replace the factory-installed closed-source firmware with OpenWRT, which is an open-source Linux operating system for embedded devices, primarily for routers. In the video I simply followed the steps listed on the OpenWRT website, I haven’t added or …

Tutorial: Raspberry Pi Streaming & Rendering Audio Media Center

In the following I am going to show a quick and well tested way of transforming a Raspberry Pi to a sound streaming media device capable of playing music from local disks, network shares and streaming services, like Spotify. The official documentation of the hand picked software components used is …

Privacy Respecting Nanoleaf Replacement Light Panels

In the following I am going to describe my own version of the light panels that, in my view, eliminate all the disadvantages of the commercial products while keeping all the advantages. I am aware that others have made similar light panels. I am making and publishing my own version, …

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