Showing posts from March, 2019

Smart Bulbs with Tasmota & ESPHome - Home Assistant

Renting or can't swap out your light switches with the various solutions we have shown?  Let's check out some smart lighting options. Lights Used Smart Bulb RGBW Smart Downlight RGBW - 4inch Smart Downlight RGBW - 6inch How to configure both ESPHome & Tasmota with 2 smart lighting options.  Both of these devices utilize the MY9291 LED Driver inside.  After using the easy Tuya Convert process to flash custom firmware we show how to configure each light in Home Assistant for MQTT/API Local Control without the cloud. Upcoming Lights: Set#1   and Set#2 Amazon US Link Tuya Convert Process - Tasmota Project - ESPHome Project - Sample Home Assistant Config: Tasmota Device Templates -

DIY ESPHome Multisensor - Temp, Humidity, RGB LED, Motion and LUX

I built another multisensor for the bedroom and I decided to change up a few components.  Dive in and take a step by step approach to build it with Otto Winter's ESPHome software this time around as it's been a year since I built the initial Bruh Automation version.  ESPHome is easy to use and configure; No Arduino IDE, no coding, just a config file and the sensors wired up!  Parts List Used  NodeMCU TSL2561 LUX Sensor  or Sensor#2 Jumper Wires AM312 Motion Sensor 5mm Neopixel  or  8mm Neopixel DHT22 Temp/Humidity Sample ESPHome YAML (replace the IP address and WiFi information) esphomeyaml:   name: sensor_node1   platform: ESP8266   board: nodemcuv2 wifi:   ssid: 'yourWIFIhere'   password: 'yourPASShere'   manual_ip:     static_ip:  change this IP and remove this message     gateway:     subnet:     dns1:     dns2:     # Enable logging logger: # Enable Home Assistant API

Sonoff RF Bridge Easy Setup with Tasmota Rules and the trigBoard

Easy setup of wireless sensors utilizing the Sonoff 433mhz RF Bridge.  Custom MQTT topics and automations with Tasmota rules all self contained in the bridge.  We also check out the trigBoard from Kevin Darrah with deep sleep modes and custom sensors all from a battery powered ESP8266 based board. Sonoff RF Bridge TrigBoard Amazon US Link How to Flash the RF Bridge with Tasmota: Wireless Sensors Door  Water Sample Home Assistant Sensor Configuration   - platform: mqtt     name: "Freezer Door"     state_topic: "RFBridge/sensor1"     availability_topic: "tele/RFBridge1/LWT"     qos: 1     payload_on: "Open"     payload_off: "Closed"     payload_available: "Online"     payload_not_available: "Offline"     device_class: door