Migrating from WP to Ghost

Things look a little different around here now. The reason is that I've been migrating the old Wordpress blog to Ghost. It's perhaps not the most well-known blogging/CMS platform around even though it's beginning to get some more traction now. But what is there to gain from it? One might ask. For many people, WP is the holy grail of blogging- and CMS platforms. And many might believe that [Read More]

Android programming and some Vue.js and OSM stuff

I’ve been rather inactive here for a while. The main reason is that I’m currently working on my graduation project. I’m doing it at a company in an other town which means I’m never at home except during the weekends. This has forced me to put the home automation project on put, as I kind of need access to my home in order to automate it… [Read More]

Easter mapping (and fishing)

Open source and outdoor life; I’m trying to include both of these fabulous things during this weekend when I’m visiting my parents over Easter. This post differs a little bit from my normal programming- and electronics posts. But hey, it’s important to sometimes take a break from what you’re working on and get some variety! Open Street Map I use to be a sporadic contributor to [Read More]

Home Automation - DB design and I/O types

Read the introduction to my home automation project here if you haven’t already: http://jimmyutterstrom.com/2016/03/home-automation-plans/ The foundation of the home automation system is the MQTT communication interface. As all connected devices will communicate through the MQTT broker (which I will try to cover later). Though most of the automation logic which control when devices should be switched on and off will be contained in the [Read More]

Home automation plans

Home automation seems to be a pretty popular topic nowadays. There are many commercial solutions available to choose from, for example the Z-wave line of products. Though I find it quitecommon that most of these commercial automation products are pretty expensive. You can sometimes pay $50 for what’s basically a relay and a radio module in a fancy plastic box. Though to be honest many of the commercial [Read More]