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Eco Plug

With a lot of help from Viktor I tinkered with an Eco Plug that I got from Home Depot for $7.50ish. I can turn it off and on using voice commands on Alexa. This has an esp8266 wireless board in … Continue reading

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Wemo Lights

I wanted a way to control my Smart Home devices inside the house if I had no Internet connection. I have a mix of Wemo and Kankun plugs right now that I’m using to control various lamps and my outdoor … Continue reading

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Samsung Smartthings Hub

To get Google Home to play with my WeMo switches I ordered one of these hubs. For about fifty dollars it added a bunch of other features like door and window sensors along with multi sensors that can detect water … Continue reading

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Google Home Arrived and was returned

Setup took about ten minutes from unboxing to being in use. It probably would have taken less time if I had my phone and the Google Home on the same wireless network. I have two WiFi networks and decided to … Continue reading

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Amcrest Connect Plug aka Kakun WiFi Smart Plug

More info on this plug here. Android App to program these plugs WidgetKK for SmartPlug. Default user root and password p9z34c. SSH is enabled by default. As it turns out Amcrest has someone else make this, KONKE Technology Co. BusyBox … Continue reading

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Unrealized Genius

So today I’m sitting at a stoplight in the 2016 F150 and the engine shuts off, as I take my foot from the brake it starts back up. A new gas saving feature in this pickup truck. Then it hits … Continue reading

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Remote Car Starter

Okay so over the past year I have ventured into installing a few aftermarket car radios and I’m three for four on those. The fourth one had an amp in it that I never sorted out but given enough time … Continue reading

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