I have a sump pump in my basement that doesn’t run very often. I wanted to be able to get a notification when it did run and a notification in the event of a water leak, which might indicate that the pump isn’t functioning properly. Detecting water was relatively simple, but trying to figure out when the pump runs was a little more challenging. I looked into a vibration sensor since the pipes would vibrate very lightly when it came one, but the sensor just wasn’t sensitive enough. I also considered measuring the amount of sound, but I thought that might cause some false positives when the kids were in the basement playing.
What you need:
I discovered this Arduino library a few weeks ago, and was surprised to see that there aren’t more projects that make use of it. I feel that anyone that is using OTA would have a use for this library. So I decided to make a post because I’m thinking that there are many people that don’t know about it. This library was written by JoaoLopesF.
After installing my Garage Door Controller, I wanted my next project to be something cooler. Of course, there’s nothing cooler than a smart gas fireplace.
Here is a list of things you will need to get started:
- A gas fireplace. Read below to make sure your fireplace will work with this.
- Wemos D1 Mini | AliExpress
- MicroUSB Cable and Charger for Wemos
- 5V Relay | AliExpress
- Dupont jumpers | AliExpress
- Electronic Project Case (Optional)
Software that you will need:
- Home Assistant configured with an MQTT broker such as Mosquitto
- Arduino IDE | How to setup Arduino IDE with a Wemos D1 Mini
I created a gallery of all the images for this project in case anyone needs a closer look at any of the wiring.