The Nolen's Online House
Welcome to the Nolen's Online house
Online since 1999
12/31/2016 - Added an Industrial / SteamPunk 3D printed lamp to the mix
Nothing really special but I wanted a tall print for a new(er) 3D printer I finally put together and liked the lamp look. Read more about the lamp and deployment here
12/2016 - Added an Alexa gateway to control the house and deployed several ESP8266-01 devices for WiFi temp and humidity logging instead of the old Arduino ProMini DHT11 long wire runs.
2/2015 - Honestly the web functions here are seldom used. The mobile site is what I use both internally and externally almost exclusively anymore. It's not pretty but I've gotten quite used to it and it fits the iPhone screen great and still works find on my iPad.
I know I should make it 'responsive' but I really don't care one way or another and we are the ones it's designed for anyhow.
Their really hasn't been many changes and quite a few things break here and there and eventually usually get fixed. The most recent was replacing the very old home automation server with another not quite so old machine and getting things to work on it.
Finally have the UPS back online data wise after my old 700 bit the dust. I replaced it with a 620 SmartUPS I had in the living room that still actually reports data such as voltages, battery info, load, etc.
I haven't written anything up but I've been using some Arduino Pro-Minis for some features including the pan/tilt on the webcams and to gather temps and humidity as well as rain info from my old rain gauge. Pretty handy to have them collect data and then just poll the devices for info using VBScripts to update database or stuff data into the log file table.
The mobile site should be available to all, it just
doesn't have many end user functions obviously but can be found here:
Here are some older images of the mobile interface... need to update these sometime too I guess.
Click on the thumbnails for larger views
For the an OLD full description of the system please visit the Nolen Home Automation site.
You can follow the house on Twitter by following;
The house currently tweets items such as door bell use, phone rings, various motion after dark around the house (as well as notifying internally), washer and dryer activity and various other basic functions.
If you prefer to follow a person, you can follow me - @Protowrxs.
Read the detailed (but not recently updated) information at
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