HomeBridge – RGB Light

Well after my last successes to make a accessory for my HomeBridge, I want to see if I can make a controllable RGB Light accessory. First, you must install HomeBridge on a Raspberry Pi, and configure it as a HomeKit bridge device.How to do that, you can read here. Then …

Nest – Protect (second generation)

In a addition to my Nest thermostat, I bought three Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detector’s. For each floor one detector. Nothing then the best for my Kid’s and wife as they are priceless to me! Design Protection Many consumers will still happily settle for the € 25,00 …

Apple TV 4 – Wall Mount

After a long search on the internet for a wall mount for my Apple TV 4, I have decided to 3D print my own pro mounting system for Apple TV. The goal is to make a flexible mounting system that attaches Apple TV directly to the back of your television …

HomeBridge – Homebridge Server

As I where searching for new plugin’s for my Homebridge I stumbled upon Homebridge Server. The purpose of this plugin is to change your homebridge configuration via the webbrowser. The plugin handles the JSON-part and you – as a user – can add your devices to the bridge. It takes the …

HomeBridge – Network Security

Everyone with an Internet connection can use Google to find the default username and password of your Raspberry Pi. This is, as you will understand, a serious security problem. One that you do not want to see unresolved. Don’t give intruders that opening – change your default credentials! User management in Raspbian …

Raspberry Pi – SSH Trouble

This weekend I reinstalled my Raspberry Pi with the Raspbian Jessie Lite image. Then I ran into some connections problems. Because I use the Raspberry pi Headless, I use use the SSH (Secure Shell) to access My Raspberry Pi from my Apple MacBook Air.   SSH is a secure network protocol. …

macOS – Arduino Nano Trouble

After a update to macOS and plugging in an Arduino Nano clone suddenly caused a kernel dump on my Apple MacBook Air. I’m running the macOS for a while and it didn’t give me a problem until this week. Something must have changed…   Winchiphead CH340 / CH341 serial bridge There are …

HomeBridge – Installation

I have been fascinated by Domotica all my life. As a small child I visited all the house of the future (The House of the Future, a project by Chriet Titulaer, was opened in the summer of 1989 in the Netherlands ), an experience that stayed with me all my …