Automate Your Water Heater or Other 240v Appliance

Electric water heaters are a common appliance in many households. They provide hot water for bathing, washing dishes, and laundry. However, they can also be a significant source of energy consumption, particularly if they are left on for long periods of time. Automating an electric water heater can help reduce energy consumption, save money on electricity bills, and make the appliance more convenient to use.

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Shelly 1 Garage Door Opener, The Easy Way Or The Fun Way

Thanks to the plague of 2020, we’re all looking for interesting ways to pass the time – I’m no exception. Today, I started a fun project that combines low voltage, a Shelly 1, and my garage door. Depending on the kind of garage door opener you have, this project can be REALLY easy or it can be a little harder, but it isn’t out of anybody’s reach.

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Under Cabinet Lighting with the Shelly RGBW2

Under cabinet lighting with the Shelly RGBW2 is a fantastic smart home project for nearly anyone. The RGBW2 is low voltage, requiring a 12v or 24v power source, can support up to four channels (Red, Green, Blue, and White or four White channels), and offers the same ability to enjoy local and cloud control of the device as other Shelly relays. What’s more, if you don’t want a permanent installation, you don’t even need to use a single screw to mount the project.

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