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Home Automation: Pool Pump Notifications
I figured out a cheap and easy way to make my pool pump smart so I can monitor my pool's pump (on, off, no-start). It requires no wiring and cost me less than $25.
How-To Weatherproof Wireless Sensors
Not all smart home sensors are made to be water-resistant for outdoor use. Sometimes weather-resistant versions don't exist or are expensive. Here are my suggestions on how to waterproof your sensors.