ESPHome Temperature and Humidity Sensor with Home Assistant

BME280 with ESP8266

I needed to add a simple temperature and humidify sensor to add to Home Assistant, both for my information and for various automations. At first, I went with the Aqara temperature and humidity sensor, but they were too unreliable with my setup. Even if I can get them to pair, they often will drop after … Read moreESPHome Temperature and Humidity Sensor with Home Assistant

Custom Arduino Uno shield for growing oyster mushrooms

I’m building an Arduino project to automate growing oyster mushroom in a box. I can’t vouch for the results of growing the mushrooms yet, but the electronics are now complete, so I wanted to do a little writeup on it while it was fresh into my mind. For this project I was aiming to use … Read moreCustom Arduino Uno shield for growing oyster mushrooms

Can Arduino output 12V, or any other value above 5V?

The quick answer is, not directly. You can draw a limited amount of power from an Arduino board, but it has limits: it’s meant to control the logic of a circuit, not distribute huge amount of power by itself. There are two ways to you use to get 12V of power from the board: If … Read moreCan Arduino output 12V, or any other value above 5V?

How to code a Home Assistant automation sun condition

I hope that the products recommended here will help you build great projects. Just so you know, if you buy through the links on this page on Amazon or Banggood (among others), RobotsBench may get a small share of the sale (as an Amazon affilate, I earn from qualifying purchases). This helps to keep the … Read moreHow to code a Home Assistant automation sun condition

How much current can I draw from an Arduino Uno?

When planning the power supply for a project a common question is how much current can I draw from an Arduino? The current you can draw depends on where you are drawing it from the board. On the other hand, regardless of where you’re drawing it from, all of the current you draw add up … Read moreHow much current can I draw from an Arduino Uno?

How many Arduino shields can be stacked?

Arduino with custom shield and LCD shield

I hope that the products recommended here will help you build great projects. Just so you know, if you buy through the links on this page on Amazon or Banggood (among others), RobotsBench may get a small share of the sale (as an Amazon affilate, I earn from qualifying purchases). This helps to keep the … Read moreHow many Arduino shields can be stacked?

My home automation build with Home Assistant

I hope that the products recommended here will help you build great projects. Just so you know, if you buy through the links on this page on Amazon or Banggood (among others), RobotsBench may get a small share of the sale (as an Amazon affilate, I earn from qualifying purchases). This helps to keep the … Read moreMy home automation build with Home Assistant