Sonoff SwitchMate R5 (using Mini R3 as a Gateway)

Sonoff SwitchMate R5 (using Mini R3 as a Gateway)

SwitchmanR5 is a battery-powered multi-function wireless wall switch which needs a “gateway” to talk to normal IOT WiFi. There are a limited number of devices which can act as these gateways so so firstly, I opened my handy the Sonoff MiniR3 and plugged it into live...
ESP32 Pico D4 Development Kit

ESP32 Pico D4 Development Kit

I just made a short video (see below) about this ESP32-based board from Banggood…. and off-the-shelf it runs a set of 25 serial RGB LEDs and is VERY pretty with it. Of course, being me I had to go to the next step and try to put TASMOTA32 on it. Well, if anyone can...
Just a Quicky – Tasmota Remota

Just a Quicky – Tasmota Remota

This is a quicky because normally I only post about stuff I’ve spent far too much time on – but in this case I’m going to talk about a new(ish) APP in the Android Play Store. While playing with Tasmota on my home IOT system I just HAPPENED to stumble on Tasmota...
Mi for Me? Redme Smart Band Pro and Watch 2  Lite

Mi for Me? Redme Smart Band Pro and Watch 2 Lite

I can see it’s going to be one of those weeks. Until recently, I’ve seen nothing of note in the watchband space (to use my least favourite marketing word) since My Mi Band 4, then 5, then 6 which in their time IMHO beat the competition hands down. I’m wearing my Mi...