Part 1: Using Google to Interact with the Tiny House

Marc Bilodeau/ Automating, Smart Sensors, Tiny House

With 99% of the tiny house construction complete, work lately is focused on adding smart sensors that collect data from the plumbing, environment, and electrical use. Without data, there is no sense of what’s normal and abnormal in the tiny house. If there is something wrong, alerts are currently sent to my smartphone, and real-time data is available on the magicmirror. At some point,

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Smart Plumbing with Sensors and Metrics

Marc Bilodeau/ Automating, Smart Sensors, Tiny House

Currently, there are several temperature and humidity sensors throughout the tiny house. One resides underneath the sink with the majority of the plumbing. Now, it’s time to take that IoT device to the next level and add more sensors to create a smart plumbing system. In addition to temperature and humidity tracking, the smart plumbing system includes sensors to measure water flow, water depth,

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Tiny House Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

Marc Bilodeau/ Planning, Smart Sensors, Tiny House

In Maine, there was a very long cold spell between Christmas through the first week and a half of January. The temperatures (in Fahrenheit) were in the single digits during the day and negative numbers at night. That doesn’t include the windchill. However, something happened during this cold spell that made me rethink my tiny house heating plan. What Happened? My recreational room has

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300 Hours of Construction

Marc Bilodeau/ Building, Planning, Smart Sensors, Tiny House

300 hours of construction! With that, another 100 hour milestone in the books. This time it took 4 months to reach it, unlike 3 months for the 100 hours and 200 hours milestones. Regardless, progress continues and more TO-DOs are being crossed off the list. The majority of the last 100 hours have been during the cold months of Maine. With the exception of one inlet, all work

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Internet of Things, The Tiny House Webcam

Marc Bilodeau/ Smart Sensors, Tiny House

We live in a time where the average person can purchase kits and sensors to build all sorts of gadgets known as the Internet of Things (IoT). A webcam is no different as it provides communication, collaboration, and security. Part of the overall goal for this tiny house is to create a smart tiny house with modern ideas and concepts focusing on simple, green, and efficient living. Although some would argue

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Neurio + Tiny House Electricity: Measure all the Usage!

Marc Bilodeau/ Planning, Product Reviews, Smart Sensors, Tiny House

It’s wonderful to have electricity in the tiny house. Even better with insulation and a portable heater. However, this is far from the goal of an off-grid tiny house. To get me one step closer toward that goal, I’ll install a neurio sensor that measures watt-hours in real-time. Now I can tackle phase 2 of the overall electrical work. [photo album] What is Phase 2? Phase 2 actually is two tiny house

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