smart home

IoT Maker

Little Known ESP32 Power Saving Modes

Another great video about the ESP32 and its power saving modes. I need to dust off my soldering iron. We all know that we send our ESP32s to deep sleep to save energy. But do you know the other possibilities to save energy like light sleep and clock reduction? And what about modem sleep or […]

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Science

Are Supercapacitors the better Batteries?

I have often wondered why use batteries and not supercapacitors. Supercapacitors are super like Superman or Superwoman. Otherwise, they only would be called “Capacitors.” Right? Where are they “super” and where not? Where can we use them, and how? And the most important question: Are they better than batteries?

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IoT Python

Brew a Coffee With Python – Tuya Smart IOT Platform Walkthrough

In this video, learn how Time wrote a python script that can brew his coffee. Resources: Tuya Smart IOT Website: https://auth.tuya.com/?_source=874f8b55d1196ed54ff9e6b2075dd379 Tuya Cloud Development Quick: https://developer.tuya.com/en/docs/iot/quick-start1?id=K95ztz9u9t89n&_source=3bd0bff85b13e290abc75c187e53c3bb Tuya Smart IOT URL Choice: https://developer.tuya.com/en/docs/iot/api-request?id=Ka4a8uuo1j4t4 Code In This Video: https://github.com/techwithtim/Tuya-Smart-IOT-Tutorial Tuya Smart Cloud Development API Explorer: https://iot.tuya.com/cloud/explorer?_source=d5d655c4f4cdcc91a3088ea1530e4f7d Timestamps 00:00 | Introduction 01:19 | Internet of Things 02:01 | Tuya Smart IOT […]

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IoT Privacy

10 Indoor Security Cameras Tested to Protect Your Privacy

The Hook Up puts 10 indoor cameras to the test to figure out which one gives the most features while retaining your privacy. My top 3 choices for those without the ability (or desire) to block cameras from the internet: EufyCam Pan & Tilt (Ships June): https://www.eufylife.com/activities/indoorcampreorder  IoTeX UCAM (Ships July): https://ucam.iotex.io/  WyzeCam V2 (Shipping […]

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IoT

Ikea and Smart Home Tech

The Verge explores Ikea’s push into smart home technology and why that’s a big deal. For seven years, Ikea has treated the smart home as a hobby. That’s changing now that Björn Block’s Home Smart division has been promoted to the same importance as Living Room, Bedroom, and all the other Ikea businesses that have […]

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Containers Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Server Based on Docker with VPN Remote Access and More

If you ever wanted to up your home networking game with backup to Dropbox and secure remote access from everywhere through your own VPN, all based on Docker containers, then check out what Andreas Spiess has done. In this video, he covers: Install Docker with many containers like Mosquitto, Node-Red, Grafana, influxDB, Postgres, Portainer, and […]

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