Push Notification with Pushbullet

When there is a problem, there is a solution. What is the problem? We’ve been experiencing intermittent slow down which download speed just goes up and down unexpectedly.  I already have internet speed test scheduled on my Home Assistant (HA) every 15 minutes, but what I would really like...

Want to build a simple Alexa Skill in minutes?

It is an exciting time we are in nowadays with the latest development in cloud-based voice services that facilitate many activities ranging from asking a simple question, making a phone call, or to turn on a light in the kitchen, totally hand-free.  It is fascinating for first time user...

Hass.io – Open Source Platform

I find it fascinating to learn about the home automation trends in the market place now a days.  One thing I noticed that I walked into a local Bestbuy store was 3 to 4 aisles of smart home products, ranges from smart door bell, smart lights, smart locks, water...

Amazon Alexa on Raspberry Pi

I’m doing a number of projects with the Raspberry Pi.  The latest? I just got Amazon Alexa running on my Raspberry Pi and respond to the wake word “Alexa”.  This is all base on the Alexa AVS Sample App, provided by Amazon. Ready to setup it up? So what...

Ready to make your home smarter?

Have you consider getting some of the advance techie stuff for your home? You probably already have them around without even knowing.  Do you have an automatic garage door opener?  Do you have a coffee machine that can be set to brew coffee at 6:30am every morning? that’s it,...