How to connect Samsung PowerBot robot vacuum cleaner to Home Assistant

While there is a component in Home Assistant for Samsung SmartThings integration, the things with vacuum cleaners is not so obvious as it can be. While I’m not sure about an older versions of Samsung robot cleaners, I can say that you can’t control newer versions (like VR9300 in my case) using only Home Assistant integration. Need some magic here.

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Moving from Windows laptop to Chromebook. First impressions of DELL Inspiron Chromebook 14

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My long waiting was rewarded with beautifully constructed laptop called DELL Inspiron Chromebook 14. And if DELL puts label “Inspiron” on it’s product, you can be sure it is good. I mean good in terms of build quality. It was all my knowledge about this laptop at that moment.

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How to connect Xiaomi Aqara and Mijia ZigBee sensors and switches to Home Assistant without hub

The last thing you want to see setting up your smart home with Home Assistant is definitely huge amount of hubs and separate accounts. But we have some good sensors and switches from Xiaomi in other hand that requires Aqara hub and app to set up and work. And there is several ways to connect those devices to Home Assistant without that hub and app. I want to show you one of those possible solutions based on hass.io and Raspberry Pi 3B+.

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