My name is Aaron Tinsley

An eclectic collection of thoughts and projects on a variety of (mostly) tech topics.

[How To] Control your OpenHAB Items using the Amazon Echo

Above photo by MjZ Photography / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND Introduction Having a digital personal assistant, like Jarvis from Iron Man, is the ultimate geek dream.  Over the past few years, most of the major tech companies have attempted to turn this dream into reality.  Apple has Siri, Microsoft has[…]

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OpenHAB Presence Detection with a DD-WRT router

Above photo of WRT54G by webhamster / Foter / CC BY Overview of Presence Detection Presence detection is an essential part of any home automation system, but it’s also one that many people struggle to get right.  I went through several iterations of presence detection for my OpenHAB system, but[…]

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