So why home automation? Well quite frankly, cause it is just fun! The energy monitor thing was fun and exciting, I still have a passion for saving energy. I mean after all who doesn’t like to save $$. The thing is I ran out of experiments that could be done on a low budget. In addition, unless you spend high $$, doing anything worthwhile to save energy is not practical. So after 6 months of having my monitor I found many things I could dial in, and got stuck. Since then 2012 life hit me everything from Cancer to Divorce to remarriage. So quite frankly all my experiments went on the back burner.
Now with my new supportive spouse and some new outlooks on life, I have started to pick up my hobbies again. One of them is electronics, last time I was looking at energy monitoring and methods to save energy in 2018 I plan on dedicating my hobby time to home automation. This is one of the fastest growing topics out there right now not including crypto-currency. Currently although that currency fascinates me, I don’t have any plans on blogging about it. Although keep your eye out on my personal site danny mullen.com and you never know.
So, this go round what will be my first post? You will have to check back next week to see! In the mean time thing “flasher” and “Sonoff”
Leave a comment and tell me some of your home automation dreams, maybe we can have that be a future project.