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#272965 27-Jul-2020 22:44
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Good evening. I'm Caleb and new here. I'm into home automation and use Home Assistant as my hub and ESPHome for making custom sensors. I've been on and off reading these forums for the past 5 years or so, figured it was time to sign up!


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  #2529852 27-Jul-2020 22:44
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  #2529853 27-Jul-2020 22:44
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  #2529912 28-Jul-2020 09:11
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Welcome to GZ, Caleb.

 

Your home automation project sounds interesting...  what have you achieved so far and what is next on your radar?





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  #2529918 28-Jul-2020 09:14
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Welcome! 





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  #2529941 28-Jul-2020 09:52
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Hello!

 

I just bought a couple of ESP32s and I've been playing with them. (Can't get them to do what I want, but that's my problem)

 

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  #2530339 28-Jul-2020 19:18
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muppet:

Hello!


I just bought a couple of ESP32s and I've been playing with them. (Can't get them to do what I want, but that's my problem)


Welcome to GZ.



What firmware are you using?



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  #2530342 28-Jul-2020 19:27
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Dynamic:

Welcome to GZ, Caleb.


Your home automation project sounds interesting...  what have you achieved so far and what is next on your radar?



I’m using some reed switches to auto turn on lights in my garden shed when the door is open. IR blasting a cheap fan heater on when the tiny house gets cold (and then off again), soldered on a relay to the on and off buttons on my dumb dehumidifier so it can auto turn on and off based on the relative humidity in the house, made my garage door smart using an ultrasonic sensor to detect if it was open or closed and then also control it opening and closing. Up next I need to build some scales for my 2 x LPG bottles so I know when one runs out. They are on an auto switch over valve but twice in the past 2 years we’ve completely run out and ended up having cold showers and also not able to cook! I’ve bought the load cells for the job but need to figure out how I’m going to build it.

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Welcome Caleb!


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