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HomeRemote V1.0 – Android and iPhone Apps Launched!

Over the last few months, I’ve gotten several requests to launch an iPhone version of the HomeRemote app which will connect to your existing Arduino server for controlling outlets and speakers. If you implemented this project already, you can just grab the new app(s) for a complete graphical redesign and more powerful settings. Google Play […]

Arduino Home Automation Docs Updated

I’ve made a major revision to the documentation for HomeRemote Home Automation over at Bitbucket, with changes for the Speaker Zone control and Outlet control sections. There have been no functional changes to the web server code. I hope that the documentation changes (including diagrams) make it much easier for new users to get started […]

Hackable Wireless Outlets in Home Depot

Saw these in the store yesterday near all the Christmas lights & extension cords… The exact same outlets as I used in my Android controlled outlets project, which I was never really able to find a match on Amazon. Android/Arduino Controlled Outlets Parts: 315 MHz Outlets (above) Arduino with Ethernet/Wifi Shield 315 MHZ transmitter Code! […]

Performance Tools Overview

Performance Monitoring Tools: Uptime monitoring Uptime Robot – http://uptimerobot.com/ Uptime Robot monitors your websites every 5 minutes and alerts you if your sites are down. Business / Website monitoring Google Analytics – http://www.google.com/analytics/ Provides search engine information (keyword usage, click-through rate, etc.), details about your visitors, their browser, and their flow through your website, tracks […]

Arduino/Android 4 Zone Speaker Selector

Here’s my write-up of an Arduino project that will enable speaker zone switching across your home WiFi network from your Android smartphone. A networked 4-zone speaker setup using Android as a remote control.┬áHere are the instructions and code you need to do it too! Watch the demo to see if it’ll do what you need […]

Android/Arduino RF Outlets Selector

Overview Here’s a great little project I implemented with Arduino and Android – switching outlets from my smart phone!     I started with off the shelf RF Wireless Outlets. At $6 per outlet, they are a complete steal. I got lucky and found all 4 channels of these wireless/RF outlets at a local Big […]

Additional values for HTML rel tags

Apparently there are some new rel tags I’ve seen flying around the internet. rel=me. rel=author. I’ve noticed that a lot of the trust-worthy “social” sites starting using the rel=me tag instead of the disappointing rel=nofollow. So I’ve made sure to update my homepage, and update a lot of incoming links too. Hopefully the shift away […]

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Email Me

I finally decided to set up a mailserver for all of my domain-sponsored projects. This is really so I can send out a newsletter via mailchimp with a reply-to matching the domain name. Lame, but it only took 3 hours to pop my IMAP cherry. And as always, I feel like the wizards who spent […]

Snowflake Hypnosis Domain Name – Download Hypnotherapy MP3s

After a week of effort — both ups and downs, I’m pleased to announce the official Snowflake Hypnosis domain name. You’ll find that the Shopify site now lives at http://www.snowflakehypnosis.com! Hypnotherapy sessions are available for purchase and download now! Stay tuned for more product and news announcements.