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Why do I need hubs for some devices when automating my home?

When you get started with automating your home, you quickly find out that many devices need a hub or bridge to function correctly. For example, the Philips Hue bulbs need a bridge, August Smart Locks ...

user avatar asked by Aurora0001 Score of 15
user avatar answered by Simon Munro Score of 13

How to use the onboard LED on the ESP32-C3-DevKitC-02

I just bought an ESP32-C3-DevKitC-02 from Espressif, which features an onboard color LED. I'm a bit of a newbie in this space, so I thought I'd start by trying to get a simple "blink" ...

user avatar asked by Denise Draper Score of 4
user avatar answered by jcaron Score of 5

Set up Yeelight (Color) in both Yeelight an MiHome app

I have recently purchased a Xiaomi Gateway with body motion sensors for automating lights in my house. I already had a couple of Yeelight Led Bulb (YLDP02YL) set up with the Yeelight app, in which I ...

user avatar asked by makeMonday Score of 6
user avatar answered by makeMonday Score of 3

How can I change Alexa's pronunciation of a specific word in a skill?

Sometimes, when developing an Alexa skill and programming the responses from my service, Alexa mispronounces one of the words in my reply, confusing the user. For example, if I wanted Alexa to say a ...

user avatar asked by Aurora0001 Score of 8
user avatar answered by Aurora0001 Score of 4

How to start Mosquitto broker service on Windows 7 from command prompt?

I have set up Mosquitto MQTT on my Windows 7 laptop. I have performed the installation process according to this step by step guide. Installation was alright and I could start the Mosquitto Broker's ...

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user avatar asked by Bence Kaulics Score of 8
user avatar answered by Bence Kaulics Score of 9

Why doesn't the Amazon Echo respond to advertisements or reports about Alexa?

I previously asked about what you can do if Alexa is triggered by a television programme, but recently I realised something strange: The Echo does not respond to the voices in adverts for the Echo, ...

user avatar asked by Aurora0001 Score of 24
user avatar answered by Sean Houlihane Score of 17

What's the difference between the Pelco D and Pelco P protocols?

Pelco uses 2 different protocols to send PTZ (Pan, Tilt, Zoom) commands to cameras: Pelco D and Pelco P. I'd like to understand the difference from a high-level perspective. Are they meant for ...

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user avatar asked by Fabio says Reinstate Monica Score of 7
user avatar answered by Paranoid Score of 4
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