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Use the plugins on Domoticz. Manual installation or via Python Plugin Manager

Domoticz now has a plugin management system developed in Python like most other Open Source home automation servers (Home Assistant, OpenHAB). Launched timidly ...

MQTT router with Node-RED, connect all your Sonoff Tasmota modules to cloudMQTT

In the previous tutorial, we tested the free online broker cloudMQTT. The free offer is limited to 5 simultaneous connections. It is more than enough to drive ...

#Hack of Sonoff S26 WiFi smart plug, Tasmota firmware installation

The Sonoff S26 WiFi smart plug is an upgraded version of the S20. More compact, it is especially certified CE and FCC which for me is essential for electrical ...

CloudMQTT test, free online MQTT broker. Control Domoticz with the JSON API

cloudMQTT is a free online MQTT broker for 5 simultaneous connections. In this tutorial, we will take the opportunity to use cloudMQTT to control a Domoticz ...

Securing Domoticz with Let’s Encrypt certificate, access from HTTPS internet

If you want to be able to access your Domoticz server outside your home in a secure way, it's best to install a Let's Encrypt certificate (or equivalent) ...

Xiaomi Mijia Honeywell Smoke Detector Test with Domoticz, Emergency Notification with PushOver

In the previous article, we saw how to easily integrate Xiaomi Aqara accessories under Domoticz with Node-RED using the Zigbee sniffer of Zigbee2MQTT projects. ...

#Test Zigbee2MQTT gateway. Part 2, include Xiaomi Aqara or Mijia accessories to Domoticz with Node-RED [update]

We will see how to integrate Xiaomi Aqara or Mijia accessories without needing the official gateway to a Domoticz server. In the previous post, we were able to ...

#Test Zigbee2MQTT project, hack of the Xiaomo Aqara Smart Home Gateway. Part 1: assembly, demo with Node-RED, 3D printed case [update]

The Zigbee2mqtt project that allows you to build a home automation bridge using a Texas Instrument Zigbee CC2531 sniffer. It is a project equivalent to the ...

ESP8266, Deep Sleep mode test, wake up with a PIR motion detector

The ESP8266 module has the deep sleep mode which allows to put it in hibernation to save the battery. You can wake up the module at regular intervals to make ...

HC-SR04 (ultrasound) vs Sharp GP2Y0A02YK0F (IR) vs VL53L0X (Laser), which solution to choose for distance measurement with Arduino or Raspberry Pi

We will compare the three proximity sensor technologies that make distance measurement possible. HC-SR04 by ultrasound, Sharp GP2Y0A02YK0F by infrared and ...

Test and Calibrate Sharp GP2Y0A02YK0F Asian Clone proximity Sensor

The Sharp GP2Y0A02YK0F Proximity Proximity Sensor allows distance measurements between 20cm and 150cm. It is quite easy to get an Asian clone rated A02YK0 for ...

Retrogaming Retropie Mini Console on Raspberry Pi 3 with 3.5 ” HDMI LCD Touch Screen

In the last article, we tested the 3.5 '' LCD touch screen for the Raspberry Pi 3. This small screen is very well suited for carrying out a portable ...

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