I finally started documenting all the home automation devices and apps I use, with the main goal of everything running locally! Here's a fun list to browse through if you're looking for some holiday shopping ideas!
Finished the picture frame that shows my upcoming travel! It shows my current location and local time, the dates of my next trip, and my departing or arriving flight information! Let's call this v1 tho, because I need to get a better matte for the frame, not just the cheap cardboard that came with it that i tore while cutting it. I might spring for a bigger display next time too! But overall I'm pretty happy with it!
I made more progress on the cat feeder tonight! I attached the motor to the back, and the shaft now goes thru and connects to the original (modified) plastic shaft from the dispenser. The lid has an ultrasonic distance sensor pointing down at the food to be able to tell how much is left in the chute. There's a button on top to be able to manually dispense a dose. Lastly, I added a terminal block to connect the wires from the scale for easier mounting to the processor later. Next up, I need to start connecting all the components to the circuitry! The load cell amplifier, stepper motor driver, and finally the esp32 controller. Then it'll be time to write some software! #homeautomation#esp32#arduino#catfeeder#hackyourcat#cathacks
Adding a couple new sensors tonight. Attempting a sound level sensor (should report roughly how noisy it is inside), and a color temperature sensor, which I'm hoping can tell me how cloudy it is outside and how much sun is coming in the window.