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How to build a home automation device with ESPHome and Home assistant?

How to build a home automation device with ESPHome and Home assistant?

You can make your home automation journey a lot easier with ESPHome. Configuration over writing code is the key! In this guide, we're going to set up an ESP8266 device with ESPHome and create an interactive IOT device using a simple ESPHome configuration file.

Posted on: June 11th, 2022
How to create a simple MQTT switch in Home Assistant

How to create a simple MQTT switch in Home Assistant

When you're using Home Assistant for your home automation and you've got a few MQTT devices you might want to create simple switches for your devices. However, if you're like me, this simple task turned out to be a very tough task. In this post we're going to create a visual toggle for your MQTT devices.

Posted on: February 9th, 2022
MQTT Discovery with a NodeMCU and Home Assistant

MQTT Discovery with a NodeMCU and Home Assistant

MQTT Discovery is a wonderful feature of Home Assistant which helps you connect new MQTT devices to your smart home with ease. MQTT Discovery saves me a lot of time when I connect new NodeMCU powered devices to my smart home and let's me spend more time enjoying the device and less time configuring it.

Posted on: February 2nd, 2022
How to set a static IP address on a Raspberry Pi

How to set a static IP address on a Raspberry Pi

Setting a static IP on a Raspberry Pi has a lot of benefits and is actually quite easy. In this post, I'll take you through 3 steps to get this working on your credit card-sized computer.

Posted on: January 26th, 2022
How to integrate Tuya devices in Home Assistant

How to integrate Tuya devices in Home Assistant

Tuya is a popular mobile app to control your Wi-Fi based smart devices. IN this guide, we're going to include these smart devices in Home Assistant to integrate them in your existing automation scripts.

Posted on: January 14th, 2022
What is the difference between an Arduino/ESP and a Raspberry Pi?

What is the difference between an Arduino/ESP and a Raspberry Pi?

You can use Raspberry Pi's and an Arduino/ESP8266/ESP32 for a wide variety of different home automation projects, but do you know the difference between an Arduino and a Raspberry Pi? Let's find what the biggest differences are and which one you should use!

Posted on: December 16th, 2021
How to start your home automation journey

How to start your home automation journey

Every journey needs a first step, so what is the first step you should take when you're getting into home automation? In this guide, we're going to look at a few first steps you can take to get your home automation journey started.

Posted on: November 26th, 2021