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+.Read More »How to connect Xiaomi Aqara and Mijia ZigBee sensors and switches to Home Assistant without hub
Previously my presence detection in Home Assistant works through Asus router and
asuswrtcomponent. And it was bad. Very bad. Recently I switched to Google WiFi and realized that the only way to implement presence detection with this router is IFTTT. I thought it would be the slowest presence detection in the world but I was wrong.
So I have several Xiaomi Aqara buttons.Read More »Smart doorbell with Xiaomi Aqara button and Google Home
While HA Client 0.4.0 is in work I want to share one of the latest features.Read More »New color picker for RGB lights in HA Client
So there was a simple air humidifier… Actually this post is a good example on how to make your regular boring home appliance little smarter. The main part of my humidifier will be the Wemos (or Lolin) D1 mini board based on ESP8266 WiFi chip.Read More »How to make WiFi-enabled smart humidifier from a regular one
BroadLink RM Pro is a WiFi to RF/IR gateway for smart home. First of all you need it to control BroadLink TC2 smart switches. Also it is very useful if you want to control IR devices from Home Assistant.Read More »BroadLink RM Pro and TC2 for Home Assistant
A lot of useful information, guides and faq can be found in Tasmota repo wiki. Here just a quick notes with links and possible issues I faced with when first trying to flash Tasmota on my Sonoff device.Read More »Sonoff Tasmota quick start, notes and possible issues