I have been searching for a while to replace my current video doorbell solution. Integration with Home Assistant and my NVR software where key in this search. Things like ethernet and POE would be a great bonus. I think I’ve found it so let’s take a look!
Continue reading The video doorbell that does Home Assistant + NVR →
To further my quest in replacing my underfloor heating controller with self built Domotica today I’m taking a look at some ultra cheap Chinese relay boards to see if they could work in case (spoiler, they are great!)
Continue reading Home Assistant: Simple relays with ESPhome →
I have been using the Honeywell Evohome system in our house for multi-zone underfloor heating since it’s we’ve moved in. I’ve also been having issues with this system since that time and it’s cost me a lot of work to get it to do what it should do and I’m really fed up with it!
I have since also published a video and article about new 4$ sensors!
This video is the first step into replacing that system! In this video we’re going to set up an easy to configure and cheap multi-room temperature sensing system with Home Assistant at its heart.
Continue reading Home Assistant: Cheap Multi-Room Temperature & Humidity sensors →
Ever since we’ve moved to our new house we have been having trouble keeping our energy usage in check. To combat this problem I’ve bought a bunch of 10$ energy meters which can be flashed without any soldering to the awesome ESPhome firmware!
This guide will show you how to do this and how to get everything setup in Home Assistant and Grafana!
Continue reading Home Assistant: 10$ WiFi energy meter with ESPhome →
Recently I finished the outdoor garden lighting, follow along while I make them QuinLED compatible and install them! Continue reading ESP8266 LED Lighting: Using QuinLED with Domoticz →
Today we’re going to take a look at using QuinLED with Domoticz. First I’ll take you along while we install Domoticz on a Fedora 25 Server and then we configure it work with QuinLED. Continue reading ESP8266 LED Lighting: Using QuinLED with Domoticz →
It’s been a long time in the making but I’ve finally put the final touches on my newest revision of QuinLED! This makes it version 2.6 rev 1.00. Let’s check it out!
Continue reading ESP8266 LED Lighting: QuinLED v2.6 PCB →
We’re in the house and have settled down a little bit so it’s time for another walkthrough! This will be the last “overview” walkthrough for a while, time to focus on specific subjects!
Continue reading Home Networking: Seventh Walkthrough →
It’s been a while since the last article and video about the ESP8266 but finally the article and video on how how to program QuinLED and then control it from your PC is here! Continue reading ESP8266 LED Lighting: Programming and controlling QuinLED →
As mentioned in the previous Home Networking video, the house was almost ready for running the networking cables through the walls. This will be the first post about that, and focus on what tools you need to perform the job!
Continue reading Home Networking: Tools needed to run network cable through the house →