RaspIR Update for Linux Kernel 4.19

Quick update for the RaspIR post I made a while back. After updating the Linux kernel on my Raspberry Pi a few days ago and rebooting, I was met with the unfortunate scenario of being unable to turn my lights on and off. After a few hours of furious Googling, it turns out that the lirc-rpi module hasn’t made it into 4.19, instead gpio-ir and gpio-ir-tx are recommended to replace it. [Read More]


Because Philips Hue is far too expensive and convenient

I can now turn my lights on and off from my phone Short update to keep this half-working with Linux Kernel 4.19 here I forget exactly what drove me to do this, probably sheer laziness; I was getting tired of getting out of bed to turn the lights in my bedroom on and off. In the age of the smartphone and internet of things, it seemed obvious to try some sort of internet-enabled solution, just in case I was ever on the other side of the planet and wanted to turn my lights on. [Read More]