We focus on sharing DIY Home Automation/Smart Home projects and products that are easy to put together that are cheaper and offer many additional features than more expensive ones. The Tasmota open source firmware is an awesome project that can unlock a huge amount of potential of many products on the market.
Have you outgrown the Raspberry Pi with Home Assistant? Need something easy with more space and horsepower? Look no further as unRaid is an easy Network Attached Storage solution that works great with Home Assistant. No command line experience needed! The docker management GUI of unRaid is second to none with easy installs, automatic updates, notifications, and more.
How to make a Smart Motion Sensor out of a Night Light Smart Plug. An excellent solution to easily put a motion sensor in a room where you couldn't before for automated lights. You also get a night light and smart plug in the same package for less than $20!
The Martin Jerry, Lesim and OG Oittm Dimmers are covered from usage, firmware changes, Home Assistant configuration templates, and other differences. The three WiFi dimmers I use in my home for local control with MQTT and no reliance on the cloud.
Make your Laundry Smarter with our favorite smart plug, the Sonoff S31, and Home Assistant with Voice Notifications when the Washer and/or Dryer are finished. Easy power monitoring and automations with this step by step tutorial of the setup.
Part 2 of 2 - How to Expand Tasmota/Sonoff Devices with the i2c protocol. Adding the powerful MCP23017 Chip to expand your ESP8266 device with 16 additional input/output pins. We cover a few scenarios of advanced rules with the chip combined with rules for publishing other sensors to MQTT. Parts Used in this Video:
Our first part of the I2C (I²C) sensor expansion with Tasmota. Add multiple sensors with minimal GPIO pin usage with a wide array of sensors on the market. Add additional GPIO pins, LUX, Humidity, Pressure, Gas, Etc.
Did a rather short (sarcasm) live stream showing the process to break open the smart switch, identify features, flash tasmota, setup the template, etc. It was my first time doing this switch model and first time doing the real live stream.
I also showed the bonus of the very cool new dimmer switch I've been working with on and off. It's very close and works out of the box right now as it is with a few Tasmota rules.
Had a lot of fun and let me know if you'd like to see more of these (hopefully shorter next time!)