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.Read More »How to connect Samsung PowerBot robot vacuum cleaner to Home Assistant
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 (Update: No). 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
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