Category: measuring at home

Today switches can be touched remotely and thermometers send numbers over any distance.. When things are so easily connected we can monitor things around the home to know what’s happening or how we can save energy.

Almost everything here, in my local Internet of Things, is connected by ‘Home Assistant’ running on a Raspberry Pi. There’s space for you to share your perspective.

Sensing and controlling with 'Home Assistant'
... and using ESPHome ...
... to program a chip
... as a smart thermostat
... or a connected camera
... or an energy meter
... or a door bell
or invent your own with these versatile tools.

T4EU1C and Home Assistant

a 3-gang wall switch for your home automation – using eWelink, T4EU1C and Home Assistant I got to a point where I had plenty of ‘smart’ lights and gadgets but few switches. But then...

best uses for a smart socket

smart sockets have uses. A smart socket adds a little cleverness to a table lamp or electric heater. The printer upstairs takes five minutes to warm up so switching it on by remote control...

extending Home Assistant (esphome 2)

If you want to make your own smart measuring device or presence detector or dog watching camera or tea bag lifting robot, the ESP32 and Arduino circuit boards make the gadget you need. A...

start using home assistant (esphome 1)

what you need to run your own home automation server Raspberry Pi – a kit with Raspberry Pi 3+ or later with the recommended power supply, 32Gb SD card, heatsinks and/or cooling fan. A...