Category Archives: Home Automation

2013 Home Theatre Setup

Well 2012 was a great year for home theatre… DVB(digital video broadcast) took a major foothold around the world in 2012. The Best Home Theatre products of 2012: Microsoft Media Centre7, Xbox360, MyMovies, DVBLink, AirVideo, TBS DVB, LG 3DTV, HDMI, … Continue reading

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LimitlessLED – The World’s First Affordable Wireless Light Bulb

2.4Ghz LimitlessLED wireless light bulbs now available (brighter than standard 60W bulbs that are 800Lumens) for $18.50 as a special perk on www.indiegogo.com/limitlessled Online retail price for the home user is USD28.50 per 7.5W LimitlessLED smartbulb equiv. to 820Lumens.   … Continue reading

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Venstar Thermostats

http://www.venstar.com/Thermostats/ColorTouch/

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New 1080p AppleTV vs Microsoft Media Centre7

  Microsoft Windows 7 Media Centre + DVBLink 2012 Apple TV Boxee Roku Plex,xbmc,Dreambox Resolution 2160p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p Stream TV to Android No No No Stream TV to iPad/iPhone No No No Stream TV to Xbox360(great for multiroom … Continue reading

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1600x1200pixels 1080p PTZ Wifi IP Camera $100USD

You wouldn’t buy a 0.3 megapixel digital camera.. so why buy a 330TVL=330p junk.Junk = CCTV 380TVL / CCTV 480TVL / CCTV 540TVL / CCTV 570TVL… 2012 is a really cheap year for electronics… check this beast out! 1200TVL!! 1600x1200pixels … Continue reading

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Very cool Car stereo PC

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CCTV Cameras

http://secureu.co.nz/2.0 MegaPixel Wireless-N Two Way AudioMotion Detection Box Setting SoftwareHTTP server for configuration, and viewing settings.Windows software for recording 64 cameras at once.1900×1200 pixels! $250NZD 2Megapixel = 1200TVL300,000pixel = 0.3 Megapixel = 240TVL = Rubbish.

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Controlling 240Volt Relays from 12V or 5V

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32611590/Arduino/RIB%20PICS/relaydrv.pdf

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Emsa SaveMyWork v1.0 build 45 – saves you from accidental data loss

If you’ve used a PC long enough, you’ve probably encountered this situation: You open a file, work on it for several hours and mistakenly click close. The app doesn’t ask you if you want to save your changes as it … Continue reading

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Electricity Metering with RS485

Our new DIN Rail Electronic RS485 Electricity Meter 240VAC 100A 50-60Hz, with LCD screen  $16.90USD each. And here is the little $5USD transceiver chip to receive the data via RS485 to the PC and wifi.

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