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Tasmota Ready Smart Home Devices - No flashing and without the Cloud!

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(Don't forget the 30% coupon code towards the end of this post!)You heard correctly.  No flashing, no jumper wires, no soldering, no Tuya Convert, etc., take the smart bulb, switch, plug, etc., out of the box, plug it in and it is ready to go!  The device will be in access point mode ready to add to your Wi-Fi network.  ESPHome users can easily apply their own configuration to use them as well!  But why do we need this?  Can't we just flash our own devices?  Absolutely! If you have the skills and know how to flash the all of your devices then this might not be for you.  Do you just want something ready to go?  Keep reading, more and more smart home devices such as Smart Bulbs and Smart Plugs are almost impossible to flash via soldering/jig methods due to the pins not being accessible.  Then let's not forget, many smart devices have moved to RTL based chipsets that can't be flashed with Tasmota/ESPHome at all.A company name ATHOM Technology is bringing several devices t…

Shelly Plug US with Power Monitoring - First Look

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UPDATE: Full video review/setup an issue or two I found - https://youtu.be/_TSJB_IzxG0
If you are familiar with the Shelly devices from the Shelly1 to Shelly 2.5, etc this might be old hat for you.  They are 120VAC power, 15A smart plugs with power monitoring!  Local control options right out of the box.  No flashing, no Tuya Convert, etc. required.  If you are thinking at first glance you might have seen this plug before, you might not be wrong.  Subscribe and enable notifications for the digiblurDIY YouTube channel to catch an upcoming video on it.
Purchase from the ShellyUS Store - 2 Pack US Plugs (use the 10% off coupon of travis10)
There are a few things they got right and few things they didn't get right unfortunately.  For starters the design is a plus, it doesn't block the second plug.  You can put two of these on the same outlet with ease.  Power monitoring is another huge plus!  Great for those washer and gas dryer notifications on the laundry which is still one our fav…

How to use the Sonoff Zigbee Bridge with Home Assistant

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UPDATE 2020/08/09: As of HomeAssistant 0.113 you can now use the latest Zigbee OTA file.  
I reviewed the Sonoff Zigbee Bridge a few months ago in a video and was excited to see it had an ESP82xx chipset onboard.  This meant there was a glimmer of hope it could be flashed with open source local control firmware such as Tasmota!  That time has come!  The genius developers with Tasmota have done their magic again.  An inexpensive device you can add to Home Assistant as a Zigbee controller.  No YAML, no custom plugins, no MQTT.  One of the major advantages is being able to place it closer to your Zigbee devices which is especially helpful if you have your Home Assistant box in the basement or buried back in some closet.  Behold the ZHA Integration below.
Purchase Sonoff Zigbee Bridge from Banggood or iTead

So how do we flash this?  First and foremost, there's NO soldering; don't close the window just yet!  It's relatively easy to do.  This is a full step by step walk through, so…

Free your Smart Devices from the Cloud WITHOUT Soldering! The Tuya Clamp for Tasmota & ESPHome

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If I you have an easy to open device with the TYWE3S module or simply open via/pin headers please be sure to share it in the comments below, email digiblurDIY on the Gmail domain, or send it via Discord (link below).  I'll update this post with various pictures and setup information as things progress below.
Take your stuff out the cloud and make it yours!  You paid for it, don't let someone else control it or possibly steal/spy on your data.  Tuya-Convert blocking have you locked into the cloud?  Let's check out the Tuya / Smartlife Flashing Jig.  You'll definitely be doing a dance of some sort after flashing Tasmota or ESPHome to your devices containing the TYWE3S module.  
Jig Pogo Pins USB Flasher (FTDI)  or others Jumper Wires Test Probes or others 2 inch Clamp(optional)
Fan/Dimmer Combo mentioned 
If you are looking for a jig to be printed please message me on Discord - https://discord.gg/bNtTF2v
Resources How to Use/Configure Tasmota - https://youtu.be/KOg5qwO3Rh4 Jig 3D P…

The Tasmota Fan Controller I've been waiting for...

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UPDATE 07/16/2020 - Video showing using the jig to flash this controller 
I've done several projects with the Sonoff iFan03 and various Martin Jerry dimmers to make my own fan controllers that work via Home Assistant while also following my rule of "never removing functionality while adding functionality" in a smart home.  The setup is challenging with replacing fan capacitors for 120vac based fans, dimmer rules, iFan rules, etc.  I've always been looking for a drop in fan controller that was not Zwave or Zigbee based.  Treatlife finally came out with a device that answers all of this and more!  
The Treatlife 2 in 1 Fan Controller and Light Dimmer is currently priced comparatively with other Zwave fan controllers that only have fan controls.  Available on Amazon Here.
A live stream is available showing the device -  View Live Stream on digiblurDIY
The switch will work with the Tuya Smartlife cloud app if you want to ride dangerously but as of this article if you attempt…