(Mis)adventures of converting a stone barn to a dwelling

September, 2013

Sensing the rain

One of the ideas Ive had has been to have lots of sensors feeding data automatically into the “smart home” setup.¬†One of those data’s I wanted was the weather, so first step we bought this Kemo Rain sensor on ebay. It requires +12v @125mA so we’ve fed it with the 12v poe connector already at …Continue reading


Home Automation

Now we have a real mains supply I can concentrate on automating various electrics. Im a long term electrical tinkerer, and have done professional network installs in datacentres in my past and work every day with unix and networks so I’m no stranger to cabling and computers. First we had to have certain elements to …Continue reading