Hello, and welcome.

The purpose of this blog is to provide you with easy-to-follow instructions on how to create different small electrical appliances for different purposes, starting with different home automation appliances.

I'm ordering the required components from AliExpress, and I plan on providing you the exact links to the components I have ordered, so that you can easily follow the instructions to create an exact replica of the appliance that I have created.

I will be mostly using the Lolin/Wemos D1 Mini v3.1.0 as the brains of the appliances. I'm myself using a Raspberry Pi with HomeBridge installed on it as the base of my home automation system, but that might not be ideal for you as that is only usable on iOS devices. I will try to create the appliances in such manner that they can be used with other systems also, or even independently through simple REST calls (e.g. by navigating to a specific address on your internet browser).

Currently I am planning on doing the following projects:

  • Garage door home automation
  • Somfy motorized blinds home automation (already in use)
  • Temperature / Humidity display with e-ink display

I have also thought about doing a controller for blinds that don't have a motor, but I haven't yet figured out a way to do it so that the end result would look good enough.