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ALL Local Control Thermostat with MQTT and Home Assistant - Venstar T7900

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Why did I wait this long to control my air conditioner without the cloud!?!?  Something so simple and yet so awesome.  The Venstar local API changes things in my smart home.   Venstar T7900 Color - https://amzn.to/3u1fjdV Venstar T2000 - https://amzn.to/3ym6EG6 Venstar T7900 (Ebay) - https://ebay.us/ipA9FG Venstar T2000 (Ebay) - https://ebay.us/ZKRAjC Venstar Sensors - https://ebay.us/Q3qZri Venstar Add A Wire - https://amzn.to/2QxqRrC Venstar Wireless Sensor - https://amzn.to/3wdokSD Venstar Wired Sensor - https://amzn.to/33Tk3aX Venstar Amazon Canada - https://amzn.to/3ylzd6x Local API Docs - https://developer.venstar.com/documentation/ Home Assistant Venstar Integration - https://www.home-assistant.io/integrations/venstar/ Venstar MQTT - https://github.com/terafin/mqtt-venstar-bridge ⚡Products We Use/Recommend Amazon US - https://amzn.to/2YZNDeO Amazon UK - https://amzn.to/2TnG2R4 Amazon CA - https://amzn.to/2JWsNq5 ⚡Be Social!⚡ Main Website - https://www.digiblur.com Discord Chat -

Security Camera Person Detection that just works! How to Setup Frigate with Home Assistant

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A Complete Walkthrough of setting up Frigate AI Detection for use with Home Assistant or many other home automation systems that support MQTT.  Frigate is free, open source and easy to install/maintain.   Frigate Project - https://github.com/blakeblackshear/frigate Sample Frigate Config.yml - https://github.com/digiblur/unraid-docker-templates/blob/master/sample-files/frigate_sample_config.yml ⚡ Google Coral TPU Options ⚡ M.2 WiFi Slot - https://amzn.to/3ab0wGq or https://amzn.to/2OzD1z4 M.2 SSD Slot - https://amzn.to/3wGQMNH Mini PCIE Version - https://amzn.to/3mJJNyU Convert Mini PCIE to PCIE Slot - https://amzn.to/3dnNNSU or https://amzn.to/2Qn5aKa USB Model (Scalpers locked this one up for now) - https://amzn.to/2Rsd069 Insanity PCIE Board - https://amzn.to/3s4ZH8d Amazon Canada Coral TPU - https://amzn.to/329yN4s Google Coral Edge TPU Info and Additional Stores  - https://coral.ai/products/#production-products 4TB Seagate - https://amzn.to/2QEqjzG ⚡ Cameras Amcrest 4K - https://

unRaid How To - Starting the Array and Installing Docker Containers

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   Part 2 of our unRaid Series An easy complete guide to using some old gear or new gear to setup a Smart Home Server with unRaid.  No command line experience needed.  Plex, Home Assistant, Openhab, NodeRed, Nextcloud, MQTT, Zigbee2mqtt and many more options... Samsung Bar USB -  https://amzn.to/3rmW5Ox Battery Backup - https://amzn.to/3dtkBbD ⚡ Optional Hardware Hard drives (removed from case/shuck) -  https://amzn.to/2NUiLbh Small tower -  https://ebay.us/M21DO3 Desktop server -  https://ebay.us/HaR6kp Coral TPU for Frigate -  https://amzn.to/3rudGUU  or  https://coral.ai/products/#prototyping-products M.2 Cache Drive -  https://amzn.to/3tZ5E88 ⚡ My Current Production Build  Mobo -  https://amzn.to/35otXjk CPU -  https://amzn.to/33gtjmB Memory -  https://amzn.to/2rghb7P Case -  https://amzn.to/37AW9kT Hard Drive -  https://amzn.to/2QHvdtX PSU -  https://amzn.to/35vg0jH ⚡ Products We Use/Recommend Amazon US -  https://amzn.to/2YZNDeO Amazon UK -  https://amzn.to/2TnG2R4 Amazon CA -  h

iTead Sonoff RF 433mhz Bridge R2 Hits the FCC

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iTead has a new 433mhz Sonoff RF Bridge on the way.  The R2 just hit the FCC and internal photos are included! It looks like they are using the same molded case as the the Zigbee Bridge and first revision(s) of the RF Bridge used.  They've dropped that big LED as well.  One thing I'm not seeing is the RF chipset they used this time around.  But I do see the ESP8285 and header pins!  We probably won't see the pins soldered on in the production runs but it is a nice touch that they labeled everything for us and put standard header via holes.  It's almost like they want to continue making money off both sides of the community that use these.  Imagine that, what a concept, make something that sells.   FCC Docs and the money shot! Previous RF Bridge Video ⚡ Products We Use/Recommend Amazon US -  https://amzn.to/2YZNDeO Amazon UK -  https://amzn.to/2TnG2R4 Amazon CA -  https://amzn.to/2JWsNq5 ⚡ Be Social! ⚡ Discord Chat -  https://discord.gg/bNtTF2v Patreon -  https://www.p

How to Flash the Wyze Outdoor Plug - ESPHome Local Control No Cloud

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  Features ESP32 for Bluetooth scanning! Higher Gain antenna than a normal ESP module PCB antenna LUX Sensor Power Monitoring (Both relays combined, single channel) Dual Relays Dual Status LEDs IP64 Weather proofing 15 Amp capacity Purchase the Wyze Outdoor Plug (Amazon) First...plot change!  ESPHome is what we are going to use here.  Tasmota could be used but the two buttons would not work since Tasmota does not support the use of enabling pull-down resistors on the ESP32 module.  Yes, you heard this right, it's an ESP32 just like how the Sonoff Dual R3 came.  Luckily the efuses are not burned and we can use the device how we want, cloudless!  Thanks Wyze!  Dear Wyze, this is a good thing, you'll sell more of these plugs as well as additional word of mouth exposure for the company.  Win win situation, don't screw it up! If you just came for the ESPHome Yaw Mill and don't care about reading or looking at my cool pics, you know the drill, go like and share my stuff, you&

DIY Smart Home Automation Media Server | unRaid How To Guide | Part 1

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  An easy complete guide to using some old gear or new gear to setup a Smart Home Server with unRaid.  No command line experience needed.  Plex, Home Assistant, Openhab, NodeRed, Nextcloud, MQTT, Zigbee2mqtt and many more options... Samsung Bar USB - https://amzn.to/3rmW5Ox ⚡ Optional Hardware Hard drives (removed from case/shuck) - https://amzn.to/2NUiLbh Small tower - https://ebay.us/M21DO3 Desktop server - https://ebay.us/HaR6kp Coral TPU for Frigate - https://amzn.to/3rudGUU or https://coral.ai/products/#prototyping-products M.2 Cache Drive - https://amzn.to/3tZ5E88 ⚡ My Current Production Build  Mobo - https://amzn.to/35otXjk CPU - https://amzn.to/33gtjmB Memory - https://amzn.to/2rghb7P Case - https://amzn.to/37AW9kT Hard Drive - https://amzn.to/2QHvdtX PSU - https://amzn.to/35vg0jH ⚡ Products We Use/Recommend Amazon US - https://amzn.to/2YZNDeO Amazon UK - https://amzn.to/2TnG2R4 Amazon CA - https://amzn.to/2JWsNq5 ⚡ Be Social! ⚡ Discord Chat - https://discord.gg/bNtTF2v Patreo

Sonoff Dual R3 in wall Smart Switch | ESP32 Power Monitoring & BLE | How to Setup Tasmota

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Sonoff iTead Dual R3 with Tasmota - Dual channel power monitoring and BLE scanning. Full guide of setup and even some soldering & flashing how-to tips as a bonus! Power monitoring chip CSE7761 ⚡ Where to Purchase iTead Sonoff Dual R3 (Other stores will be listed when they become available) BLE Sensors (optional) ⚡ Soldering & Others USB On/Off Cable - https://amzn.to/2Nsv26z USB TTL 3.3v - https://amzn.to/2NqtAS2 Hakko Soldering Station - https://amzn.to/3s1xKPm T100 Portable Soldering Iron - https://amzn.to/2NpGPCq Flux - https://amzn.to/2OH3JpC Bluetack - https://amzn.to/3lrod1B Fine 0.015 Solder - https://amzn.to/3lqMrJt Jumpers - https://amzn.to/3cEqLFK CliffQuickTest - https://cloudfree.shop/product/cliff-quicktest-qt1/?ref=digiblur ⚡ Tasmota Template {"NAME":"Sonoff Dual R3","GPIO":[32,0,0,0,0,0,3232,3200,0,576,225,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,7296,7328,224,0,0,0,0,160,161,0,0,0,0,0,0],"FLAG":0,"BASE":1} ⚡ Resources Tasmota ESP32 -

Gosund WO1 Smart Outlet - Power Monitoring with Tasmota

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  Purchase the Outlet on Amazon  Especially in 2021 there really aren't many devices that you can flash over the air with Tuya Convert .  The Gosund Smart Outlet is one of them. Features: Dual Outlets Dual Buttons Dual Relays Dual Relay Status LEDs Single channel dual Link LEDs ESP8285 for Tasmota! Power monitoring (both outlets combined into a single channel) (take note iTead Sonoff !)   Even if you decided to flash it OTA, having that backup option for recovery is an awesome thing since the pads are pretty easy to get to with a Torx bit (no glue or breaking anything!)   One oddity with this outlet are the buttons.  Instead of using the available GPIO pins on the ESP chip they tied them to the analog input on the ESP and the buttons pull down the A0 pin with two different resistor values.  No, pushing both doesn't combine them, it just follows the least path of resistance of course.  Don't just snag the template below and run, you need the Rule to control them!   After yo

Zigbee2MQTT with the Sonoff Zigbee Bridge

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  If you've been using your Zigbee bridge with the ZHA integration and don't like some of the oddities of buttons using ZHA Events, etc or simply just want to detach from HA, or even enable support more devices; it's time to jump on over to Zigbee2MQTT.  Previously there wasn't the ability to use Zigbee2MQTT if you were using the Sonoff Zigbee Bridge.  It is currently in the development branch of Zigbee2MQTT if you want to give it spin.  Trust me, it's well worth it!!   Still using your Sonoff Zigbee Bridge with the cloud?  Take it out of the cloud with this guide!  https://www.digiblur.com/2020/07/how-to-use-sonoff-zigbee-bridge-with.html iTead also is now selling their USB 3.0 dongle that uses the same chip as the Zigbee Bridge.  It is preflashed with correct firmware out of the box that can also be used with ZHA and Zigbee2MQTT using the same procedure as below with the USB port. If you are using the ZHA integration at this time I would suggest removing all your

Wyze Outdoor Plug with Tasmota

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  Just leaving this here...  pretty slick for an outdoor plug at this price point.  It looks like they are currently out of stock though.  I'll be doing more with this soon!   Order on Amazon.com Notify when in Stock from Wyze.com   (no affiliation) UPDATE:  Full flashing article -  https://www.digiblur.com/2021/03/how-to-flash-wyze-outdoor-plug-esphome.html ⚡Products We Use/Recommend Amazon US -  https://amzn.to/2YZNDeO Amazon UK -  https://amzn.to/2TnG2R4 Amazon CA -  https://amzn.to/2JWsNq5 ⚡Be Social!⚡ Discord Chat -  https://discord.gg/bNtTF2v Patreon -  https://www.patreon.com/digiblurDIY Facebook -  https://www.facebook.com/groups/digiblurdiy Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/digiblurdiy Please note that links above may be an affiliate link, utilization could earn digiblurDIY a small commission of most purchases and helps with future video projects. Thank you!

Treatlife SL10 RGB CCW ESP Transplant

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Treatlife SL10 RGB CCW Transplant By boilerboy165   The SL10 comes with a WB8P chip inside which cannot be flashed with Tasmota or ESPHome. In this guide, I will go over the steps on how to replace the MCU with an ESP8266 esp12 board. My bulb uses an SM2135E chip to control the colors on the bulb. Thankfully Tasmota can control the SM2135E. Tools Needed: ·          Soldering iron & solder ·          Wire cutters ·          Small side cutters ·          2 smaller flat blade screwdrivers or spudgers ·          Razor blade ·          Esp8266 12E ·          30 AWG and some larger 20-24 AWG wire Teardown: Let’s walk through the dismantling of the bulb. There are a few other guides out there but this is what worked best for me. Disclaimer – I am not responsible for any injury, damage, emotional, or physical harm if you follow this guide. This is dealing with high voltage. Do not power the bulb if it is open. You are doing this at your own risk. Start with removi

UniFi 6 LR Access Point Review - Wi-Fi 6

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  I recently swapped my #UniFi WiFi 5 AC LR access point for the WiFi 6 version.  I was going to wait for WiFi 6e but decided against it and was glad I did!  #WiFi6 #UniFi6 U6 LR Specs AX210 WiFi Client Upgrade ⚡Oculus Quest 2 VR (US) - https://amzn.to/3aGaosv in Canada - https://amzn.to/3ukaWvD in the UK - https://amzn.to/3k9Vfmd ⚡Buy Ubiquiti UniFi products on Amazon Amazon US - https://amzn.to/3qIzyfA Amazon UK - https://amzn.to/3sfbKAb Amazon CA - https://amzn.to/3ukozer ⚡Notes for further testing and updates  U5 Laptop Speeds 0 walls - 431/325 (80mhz) U6 Laptop Speeds 0 walls - 630/837 (80mhz) U5 Pixel Speeds 4-5 walls - 20/0 to 1 U6 Pixel Speeds 4-5 walls - 77/38 Interesting the upload was always faster on the laptop vs download on the U6. The U6 added significantly more usable real world coverage on the 5ghz band. The impressive part was using a clean DFS 160mhz channel and being able to saturate the 1 gig ethernet uplink to the U6. I bet it could do more if it had a 2.5gb ether

SONOFF L1 Lite LED Strip - Music Sync with Tasmota

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Purchase the Sonoff L1 Lite Usually most of the LED strips I've run into that do some sort of music sync have a chipset that isn't DIY friendly.  That quickly changes with the Sonoff L1 Lite LED Strip.  A few quick specs: 12 VDC RGB LEDs (no dedicated white channel) Length 5M (not waterproof) 30 LEDs/m And best of all ESP8285 Wi-Fi chipset To flash Tasmota on the controller it is pretty straight forward except for one small issue.  Typically you need 3V3, Ground, RX, TX and GPIO Zero to flash an ESP chipset.  They did break out every thing on some nice pads for us on the back except for one small piece, the GPIO zero pad.   Solder up your 4 connections on the back to 3V3, GND, RX and TX.  These will attach to your USB TTL adapter like normal, you'll need to reverse RX and TX of course, RX to TX and TX to RX.  Attach a small wire to Ground as we will need to manually hold this wire to a the Gpio0 pin on the ESP8285 while power is applied.  Be careful to not ground out anythi

What is Zigbee and Z-Wave? Smart Home 2021

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   What is Zigbee and Z-Wave?  Smart Home 2021 Confused by all of this #SmartHome stuff?  Don't invest in random stuff, join us for the #Zigbee Series where we break it all down for you.  Jump into the world of local control with Zigbee devices.  ⚡Zigbee USB Sticks🏒 CC2531 (Amazon US)  https://amzn.to/3oKeaEV CC2531 (Banggood)  https://www.banggood.com/custlink/KvvRSoCRBa CC2531 (Aliexpress)  https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_Af3Iam CC2652RB  https://slae.sh/projects/cc2652/ CC2652R  https://www.tindie.com/products/electrolama/zzh-cc2652r-multiprotocol-rf-stick/ CC1352-P2  https://www.ti.com/store/ti/en/p/product/?p=LAUNCHXL-CC1352P-2 ⚡Zigbee Products Sonoff Motion -  https://amzn.to/3reBvjE Sonoff Temp -  https://amzn.to/3r8WdS2 Sonoff Bridge -  https://amzn.to/3oIDDP0 Sonoff Mini -  https://amzn.to/3cNN25J Aqara Zigbee Sensors -  https://amzn.to/3tiMHh0 Ecolink Door Sensors -  http://ebay.to/3oMUYpP XHS Door Sensors -  http://ebay.to/3jbnIaN ⚡Home Automation Zigbee2MQTT -  https