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  • How I Made My Heating Smart Without Damaging Or Replacing Anything

    February 1, 2020 by

    I’ve previously mentioned that I wanted to upgrade my heating system so I could program it with more complex timings or control it form my phone. But there’s a catch: The house is rented, so the whole system must do no damage, be made only of removable parts and be installed without modifying any of… Read more

  • New Project: Zero Damage Smart Heating in a Rental House

    December 21, 2019 by

    This is the first post in a series documenting my attempt to build a smart heating system for a rental house. Further posts will follow as I work on it. I have electric heating in my house, powered by a central timer from the past. The timer is a masterpiece of engineering, but is incredibly… Read more

  • Monitoring My Indoor Air Quality

    November 29, 2019 by

    In my last post I mentioned that I also wanted my info display to show the current indoor temperature, read from the air quality monitor that I made. I built the air quality monitor a couple of years ago – it was my first experience playing with an Arduino and was a lot of fun… Read more

  • Building an eInk Info Display For My Living Room

    November 3, 2019 by

    Like a lot of Londoners, my trip to and from work involves moving between a few different trains, any of which could be delayed and cause me to be late to work. Or worse – late home. As checked the tube status on my phone over breakfast one morning, I realised that it would be… Read more

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