Home Assistant: A DIY Smart Light Project

Ever since I started working with Home Assistant and automating various things around the house I wanted to have a way to control the lights. I looked at smart light bulbs, like Philips Hue, but they are expensive. Also, most solutions use proprietary protocols or cloud services which may leak personal data, or might stop working in the future leaving you with expensive paperweights. The solution: Sonoff wifi switches built by Itead in conjunction with ODROIDs  ▶

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Home Assistant: Using Infrared, Motors, and Relays

In this article, we are going to combine ODROIDs with a little bit of hardware and Home Assistant, so that we can start converting non-smart appliances to “smart” appliances. We’ll be working with wires, doing a bit of soldering, connecting relays, and in some cases working with mains voltage, so  ▶

Home Assistant: Scripts for Customization No API's No Chat Bots

Home Assistant: Scripts for Customization

In this article, we will delve deeper still into Home Assistant customization, creating our own scripts to collect data from remote sensors and other control devices. We will also look into various ways to communicate with the remote sensors.  ▶