I’ve begun integrating the solar pump into the home automation system running in my house (Home-Assistant) using the MySensors platform.  The goal is to be able to control the pump via Home-Assistant, and have Home-Assistant automatically water the garden when needed. So far, I’ve setup a MySensors Gateway, connected it to my Home-Assistant instance, and created a

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I love my Hue lights… mostly. Sometimes they need a little persuasion when turning them off, and they could be a little brighter. My biggest issue though, is that they were designed to turn themselves on after losing power. That means that after a power outage all of your hue lights will be on, possibly

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