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Sonoff Firmware Update – Lava-lamp Switch

Sonoff Firmware Update – Lava-lamp Switch

I have a lava-lamp, which should not be on for more than 5 or 6 hours at a time. So I decided to move it from switching on/off manually to something a bit more automated. For this I reprogrammed a Sonoff WiFi switch (based on the ESP8266). Now it can be controlled via voice commands (via Alexa / Amazon’s Echo Dot), and via some simple CURL (Wifi) command line call’s. The curl’s are put in a cron (timer) process on…

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Antique Game Button Setup

Antique Game Button Setup

Today I was cleaning out an old moving-box, and found a very old small project of mine 😉 It’s a set of game / quiz buttons, which record who did press first. There were only two buttons connected, but the circuit was suitable for 4 of them (two were cut off). There’s no circuit diagrams or software available, it’s just a bunch of images and movies to show the old stuff. It’s a simple setup, you can almost guess the…

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Wifi Controlled Alert Light

Wifi Controlled Alert Light

Intro Now why would I want to create an alert light? 😉 The use case I had in mind was work related; in our team we do monitor a bunch of kubernetes/docker server clusters, a set of software build tools/services, and an oauth secured open-api-gateway. To keep an eye on this during office hours, we have some big dashboard monitors in the room, showing nice graphs and red/green alert boxes. However, sometimes when you are working on something, it takes…

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