Building a SmartThings Automation

I’ve been digging into the SmartThings Automation platform a bit. Admittedly, I’m fumbling around a bit. 😊 According to the definitions in the documentation, I think I want to build a WebHook automation. As per the documentation, one should consider an “when the end-user configures the Automation to monitor an open/close sensor, the Automation subscribes … Continue reading Building a SmartThings Automation

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SmartThings Battery Replacement Cheat Sheet

I’m a heavy SmartThings user. Sometimes it can be pretty tricky knowing what batteries I need when I get notifications from different sensors telling me that they are running low and need a replacement. Battery Cheat Sheet: SmartThings Multi-Purpose Sensor Doors / Windows / Garage Doors 2450 SmartThings Water Leak Sensor Sinks / Appliances / … Continue reading SmartThings Battery Replacement Cheat Sheet

Planning a Home Automation System using SmartThings

I recently helped my Aunt and Uncle in California to plan a home automation / home security system using SmartThings and Arlo. In order to get the system setup they needed to make some upgrades to their home network. Their objectives were the following: Add better security to their detached garage Prevent packages from being … Continue reading Planning a Home Automation System using SmartThings

Raspberry Pi 2 and Windows IoT Core: Getting Started with Blinky

I finally busted out my Raspberry Pi 2. It’s been sitting on a shelf for far, far too long. I purchased an Azure IoT starter kit many moons ago thinking I would have the time to tinker with it but up until this point, embarrassingly, I haven’t found the time. But today, that all changed. … Continue reading Raspberry Pi 2 and Windows IoT Core: Getting Started with Blinky