Comments for Chris Mullins https://blog.christophermullins.com I occasionally write about things. Usually these things are about computers. Sun, 17 Jan 2021 08:56:01 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.3 Comment on Milight WiFi Gateway Emulator on an ESP8266 by Tim https://blog.christophermullins.com/2017/02/11/milight-wifi-gateway-emulator-on-an-esp8266/comment-page-5/#comment-9084 Sun, 17 Jan 2021 08:56:01 +0000 http://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=207#comment-9084 Hi Chris, I eventually figured it out. Here’s a blog post that might help other noobs like me figure it all out. 
https://jacksonraila.wordpress.com/2021/01/17/diy-milight-hub-for-home-assistant/

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Comment on Milight WiFi Gateway Emulator on an ESP8266 by DIY Milight Hub for Home Assistant – Jackson Raila: Straight To The Point https://blog.christophermullins.com/2017/02/11/milight-wifi-gateway-emulator-on-an-esp8266/comment-page-5/#comment-9083 Sun, 17 Jan 2021 07:42:10 +0000 http://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=207#comment-9083 […] References for this post:https://blog.christophermullins.com/2017/02/11/milight-wifi-gateway-emulator-on-an-esp8266/https://github.com/sidoh/esp8266_milight_hubhttps://github.com/sidoh/esp8266_milight_hub/wiki/Troubleshootinghttps://github.com/sidoh/esp8266_milight_hub/wiki/HomeAssistant […]

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Comment on Milight WiFi Gateway Emulator on an ESP8266 by tim https://blog.christophermullins.com/2017/02/11/milight-wifi-gateway-emulator-on-an-esp8266/comment-page-5/#comment-9067 Sat, 16 Jan 2021 10:35:49 +0000 http://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=207#comment-9067 Hi Chris, do you know of anyone that has written a guide for mere mortals with a bit more flesh on the bones? This feels a bit like the ‘How to draw an owl’ meme to some of us. 
I was ok at connecting up the two boards, but I’m stuck at the installing firmware stage, I have PlatformIO installed in VSCode but don’t know what to do next. You’ve said it’s really easy to do, but guess not for me.  I have Home Assistant running on Docker on a RPI4 and am pretty ok with linux CLI but this stuff is like a foreign language. 
For example… no idea what the below means… presumably there are some setup tasks prior to running this command, from within Platformio? I have downloaded your sourcecode and dropped it into Platformio as per a Youtube video I saw someone do, and clicked the Tick on the bottom of the window to build, but that fails:
Setting up the ESP
The goal here is to flash your ESP with the firmware. It’s really easy to do this with PlatformIO:

Of course make sure to substitute nodemcuv2 with the board that you’re using.
Even if you could only point me in the direction of where to go to help myself learn the fundamentals of this I would really appreciate it.
Thanks. 

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Comment on Automating Blinds with a Retrofitted External Motor by StJohnny22 https://blog.christophermullins.com/2020/02/16/automating-blinds-with-a-retrofitted-external-motor/comment-page-1/#comment-8970 Sat, 02 Jan 2021 06:34:01 +0000 https://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=650#comment-8970 forgot to include the link to thingiverse stepper motor housing

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Comment on Automating Blinds with a Retrofitted External Motor by StJohnny22 https://blog.christophermullins.com/2020/02/16/automating-blinds-with-a-retrofitted-external-motor/comment-page-1/#comment-8969 Sat, 02 Jan 2021 06:32:14 +0000 https://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=650#comment-8969 You are the man!  I recently decided to do this exact project except for using this stepper motor housing to pull the blind cords.
Man I cant thank you enough for laying out the ESPHome yaml and everything! Just ordered the parts I dont have laying around and cant believe I’m going to be able to automate my blinds for less than $10/ea. 
Thanks again mate.

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Comment on Rescue Your Amazon Dash Buttons by Murray https://blog.christophermullins.com/2019/12/20/rescue-your-amazon-dash-buttons/comment-page-1/#comment-8955 Wed, 30 Dec 2020 20:47:02 +0000 https://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=614#comment-8955 I seem to have performed the .wav hack and connected it to my network (blocking all internet connection to avoid it getting bricked).
What do you use to actually integrate it within Home assistant?
Thanks!

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Comment on Rescue Your Amazon Dash Buttons by Murray https://blog.christophermullins.com/2019/12/20/rescue-your-amazon-dash-buttons/comment-page-1/#comment-8954 Wed, 30 Dec 2020 20:46:16 +0000 https://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=614#comment-8954 I seem to have performed the .wav hack and connected it to my network (blocking all internet connection to avoid it getting bricked).
What do you use to actually integrate it within Home assistant?
Thanks!

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Comment on Automating Blinds with a Retrofitted External Motor by John https://blog.christophermullins.com/2020/02/16/automating-blinds-with-a-retrofitted-external-motor/comment-page-1/#comment-8941 Tue, 29 Dec 2020 21:50:49 +0000 https://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=650#comment-8941 Do you guys know if it is possible to control two Stepper Motors using two A4988 drivers (one for each motor) on the same D1 Mini?

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Comment on Rescue Your Amazon Dash Buttons by Andreas https://blog.christophermullins.com/2019/12/20/rescue-your-amazon-dash-buttons/comment-page-1/#comment-8845 Thu, 17 Dec 2020 19:02:04 +0000 https://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=614#comment-8845 Hi Chris,
thanks for your great work.
Since I changed my wifi environment too, i wanted to change the ssid and pwd by executing steps 1-5. The LED turns green after playing the sound. So far so good. I can visit the main page an I can see the serial number, mac adress, firmware and battery.
The the firmware version is 40018220_EU.
But after executing step 5, it don’t work. When I press the button, the LED turns to a solid red for about 3-5 seconds and then flashes three times red.
According to my information, this means that the button is not set up.
Can you help me with this?
THX Andreas

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Comment on Ready-Made MiLight Hub by "jan https://blog.christophermullins.com/2019/11/08/ready-made-milight-hub/comment-page-1/#comment-8743 Wed, 09 Dec 2020 10:38:34 +0000 https://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=586#comment-8743 i want to order an ESP8266 MiLight from Hub@gmail.com
but is it easy to install it on my Raspberry 4 8Gb with homeassistant?
and works it with Milight lamps

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