openHAB – Introduction


openHAB is a software for integrating different home automation systems and technologies into one single solution that allows over-arching automation rules and that offers uniform user interfaces.This means that openHABis designed to be absolutely vendor-neutral as well as hardware/protocol-agnosticcan run on any device that is capable of running a JVM (Linux, Mac, Windows)lets you integrate an abundance of different home automation technologies into onehas a powerful rule engine to fulfill all your automation needscomes with different web-based UIs as well as native UIs for iOS and Androidis fully open sourceis maintained by a passionate and growing communityis easily extensible to integrate with new systems and devicesprovides APIs for being integrated in other systems

Source: openHAB – Introduction

DVB-C TV on Raspberry PI with LibreELEC/Kodi · theZedt

DVB-C TV on Raspberry PI with LibreELEC/Kodi · theZedt

There are plenty of TVs to chose from and nowadays they all know DVB-C so why go through all the trouble of building a TV player with a Raspberry PI? Well… because it’s fun and because of the freedom of being able to watch your favourite TV channel on any of your devices – even when away.

Source: DVB-C TV on Raspberry PI with LibreELEC/Kodi · theZedt

Rainmeter, desktop customization tool

Rainmeter, desktop customization tool

Rainmeter displays customizable skins, like memory and battery power, RSS feeds and weather forecasts, right on your desktop. Many skins are even functional: they can record your notes and to-do lists, launch your favorite applications, and control your media player – all in a clean, unobtrusive interface that you can rearrange and customize to your liking. Rainmeter is at once an application and a toolkit. You are only limited by your imagination and creativity.

Source: Rainmeter, desktop customization tool

More skins from RainmeterHub

LibreELEC – Just enough OS for KODI

LibreELEC – Just enough OS for KODI

LibreELEC is ‘Just enough OS’ for Kodi, a Linux distribution built to run Kodi on current and popular mediacentre hardware. We are an evolution of the popular OpenELEC project. LibreELEC software will be familiar to OpenELEC users, but the project follows its own path and has intentional differences: … See more from LibreELEC pages

Source: LibreELEC – Just enough OS for KODI

Arduino 7 segment 4 digit clock with led ring and DS3231 RTC

I made this Arduino 7 segment 4 digit clock with led ring and DS3231 RTC which I originally bought for Raspberry Pi but never used it in it.

If I ever manage to document the build I will publish the schematic and code in here.

Parts used:

  • Casing made by my son at school last year
  • Piece of Silver 15% Solar Reflective Window Film One Way Mirror Privacy Tint (ebay 2,50€)
  • Arduino nano (ebay ~2,50€)
  • 0.56 inch 4 digit Red led display 7 segment Common cathode (ebay ~1€)
  • RGB LED Ring 24 Bit WS2812B 5050 RGB LED with Integrated Driver (ebay ~5€)
  • DS3231 Precision Storage Clock RTC Module Memory Module for Arduino Raspberry Pi (ebay ~1,5€) – Arduino, Raspberry Pi, DIY robots and more – Arduino, Raspberry Pi, DIY robots and more – Build projects with Arduino, Raspberry Pi, build robots and simple DIY electronics circuits. Watch, Learn, Build!

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Application you can’t live without if you listen Spotify on Windows.

Toastify adds some missing functionallity to the Spotify client(Windows only). It shows a popup, toast style, dialog on track change and it allows you to use global hot keys for Play/Pause, Next, Previous etc.

Source: Toastify – Home