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What we did we do to help manage the pool work more effectively and to save the owner money? Step one - Understand the problem First of all, we set about understanding what the different components (pump, filters, heater etc.) did and what they needed to do to keep the pool healthy and fun. Once we understood  this and how the owner used them, we could then...

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This will be the first of a few blogs about the work we have done on removing some of the pain of owning and looking after a pool.   So first up, what are the pain points in owning a pool:   Running the pumps to keep the water moving Running the cleaning system to keep the pool clean and bug free Running the heating to keep the...

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So much power, so many capabilities, so many commands, functions and skills. Where to start? Where to find them all? And above all where to find the time to integrate them all.   Don’t get us wrong, we love Alexa and Google home, Apple homekit needs a little more tlc we think to compete with either of the first two. We love these voice assistants can do...

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Outdoor lighting

Started in 2012 with a few coloured and white LED bulbs, named the best product of the year by Forbes. Fast forward 6 years and you have another award from T3 as the best connected lighting. More importantly, they have outdoor lights, light strips, switches, remote controls, spots and more. They are, without a doubt the market leader and the best product in the market...

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Laptop and Novation and other musical technology devices

It’s more than technology   So last week my new music kit (toys, according to my wife) arrived, a Roland TR8, a Novation launch pad pro and a Novation control XL these are incredible bits of kit that allow me to create music using pretty much any instrument, sound or rhythm.   And because I can play all this over my headphones, I don’t get banished to the garage or...

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Light bulbs with augmented reality lines and icons around them, showing them connected to the digital world as well as the real one

Why did I become an Electrician?   This post is going to be a wee one. I passed 4 City and Guilds exams to become a fully qualified domestic electrician in February this year. While we don’t need an electrician to do all of our installs, a lot of the Nifty backbone works best when it is installed within the electrical network of the house. It becomes...

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