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Mass Tasmota Upgrades and Easy Management of Devices

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In depth easy to understand MQTT practices with all your Tasmota devices and more.  TasmoBackup, NodeRed, Tasmota Device Manager, and MQTTExplorer usage with Home Assistant. Tasmota Tips Episode 10 Jumping major versions? https://tasmota.github.io/docs/Upgrading/ Tasmota - https://www.tasmota.com Tasmota Device Manager  TDM - https://github.com/jziolkowski/tdm MQTT Explorer - http://mqtt-explorer.com/ TasmoBackup - https://github.com/danmed/TasmoBackupV1 YAML To Push MQTT Commands - https://github.com/digiblur/Tasmota/wiki/MQTT-Retains-and-Power-States ⚡Products We Use/Recommend Amazon US -  https://amzn.to/2YZNDeO Amazon UK -  https://amzn.to/2TnG2R4 Amazon CA -  https://amzn.to/2JWsNq5 ⚡Be Social!⚡ YouTube -  https://youtube.digiblur.com Discord Chat -  https://discord.digiblur.com Patreon -  https://patreon.digiblur.com Facebook -  https://facebook.digiblur.com Instagram -  https://instagram.digiblur.com Please note, the product links above could be affiliate links, using them could

iTead Sonoff iFan04-L - They listened!

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While chatting on Discord we got on the smart ceiling fan controller options or lack thereof.  Long story short there's a new listing for the Sonoff iFan04 controller.  Could it be?!?!  Did they finally listen to several of us and do a fan controller with 120VAC fans in mind?  YUP!  They sure did.  Is it ESP82xx based so we can put Tasmota or ESPHome on it?  Absolutely!   Buy from iTead - coupon code for 15% off 6REBTX5W Let's take a few steps back.  So what is it?  The iFan0x controller is designed to address a common problem many people have with wiring.  In older homes there would be one light switch in a bedroom to control the fan and light together.  If this switch was turned off, both the light and fan went off.  Of course in the past 20+ yrs that did change in many areas where they ran an additional hot wire in the bundle and have a 2 gang switch for light and fan.  Instead of a costly rewire the iFan controller steps in to fill the gap.  It's designed to receive t

New iTead Sonoff POW R3 - 25A Relay

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So every once in a while we seem to find some strange home automation product designs.  When I saw the name of POW R3 come across the FCC docs as 2APN5-POWR3 I was excited to see the new design.  If you aren't familiar with the previous model, POW R2 it was basically a large box at over 4 inches (114mm) long with power monitoring and a relay.  It definitely was a tank but its hard to park that tank in the garage!   UPDATE: The page is live on iTead for the POW R3 already! (POW R2 - source itead.cc) When iTead redesigned the new Sonoff Dual in the R3  revision, I was really impressed ( video link ).  ESP32, dual switch inputs, dual power monitoring in small form factor design.  The new redesign of the POW is weird...it got bigger! Pics from the FCC Filing First thoughts.  ESP8266!  WOOT!  Header pins and things labelled.  YES!  Great job OYO for thinking of the DIY community!  Tasmota or ESPHome is waiting to be installed.  What are these empty headers here?  Call me!  By loo

NEW Amcrest AD410 2K Video Doorbell - RTSP & Person Detection

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Is it worth the upgrade from the AD110 Model? #Amcrest added local #PersonDetection right inside the camera itself.  How to capture all the doorbell events right into MQTT with Home Assistant.  Another crazy in depth review!  Enjoy The BEST Part! Amcrest Video Doorbell AD410 (Amazon) Amcrest Video Doorbell AD110 (Amazon) Doorbell Power Transformer Upgrade (if needed) (Amazon)   Endurance 64gb micro SD Card (Amazon)   ⚡Resources Frigate Video Mentioned - https://youtu.be/V8vGdoYO6-Y Previous Model Video - https://youtu.be/DHH0S2j6uBU Amcrest2MQTT - https://github.com/dchesterton/amcrest2mqtt AD410 Amcrest Articles - https://support.amcrest.com/hc/en-us/categories/360005143132-AD410 Dahua Config Tool - https://dahuawiki.com/ConfigTool ⚡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 - https://discord.digiblur.com Patreon - https://patreon

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. UPDATE: 9.5 Tasmota supports this (template near the end of this article)  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 loo

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