Episode 14

Embracing Automation


March 12th, 2020

43 mins 14 secs

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About this Episode

Wendell Wilson is back, and he and Chris are struggling with their automation setups. Also, we chat about ideal home server hardware for a server or a pfSense box.

Plus Wendell's home-rolled presence detection rig, some 3D printing chat, and more.

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Episode Links

  • sshuttle — Where transparent proxy meets VPN meets ssh
  • Fractal Design — Fractal Design is a leading designer and manufacturer of premium PC hardware including cases, cooling, power supplies and accessories.
  • Tinkercad — Tinkercad is a free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding. It's used by teachers, kids, hobbyists, and designers to imagine, design, and make anything!
  • Fusion 360 — Integrated CAD, CAM, and CAE software.
  • Pocket Rotary Cellphone — The 3D-printed case contains an ATmega2560V microcontroller and an Adafruit FONA 3G cell module, while a flexible mono eInk display adorns the outside.
  • ASRock > DeskMini A300 Series
  • LanCache.NET — Download your games once and serve them out to many people at your LAN.
  • Level1Techs Forums
  • Bluetooth Presence Detection for Home Automation — You might be here because you heard me mention my Bluetooth presence detection setup on the new SelfHosted podcast, or possibly because you want to subject yourself to an internet-of-things setup in your own home while desperately trying to escape the consequential corporate surveillance as a result of that action (soft chuckles for everyone). Let’s talk about what it is, why you might want it, and how you can minimize the downsides.