Home Automation

In this category, you will find many articles to help you start well in home automation but also exploit the full potential of your system. The second purpose of these articles is to allow everyone to make your own DIY connected accessories or objects and integrate open source software most used. You will find tutorials on Domoticz, Jeedom, OpenHAB, Home Wizard of Raspberry Pi and Docker. Many technologies are discussed to allow everyone to find the solution corresponding to the developed project: ESP8266, MySensors, MQTT, RFLink, Homebridge to operate devices from iOS.

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. I propose to finish this series of article with the test of smoke detector Xiaomi Mijia ...

Xiaomi Aqara now compatible with Apple Homekit, new Vibration Sensor and Honeywell Natural Gas Detector

The Aqara products becomes officially compatible with Apple's Homekit home automation solution. Two new sensors come to enlarge the Xiaomi Aqara family. First of all the Vibration Sensor which allows to protect valuables by detecting a displacement. ...

#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 the project zigbee2mqtt which allows to intercept measurements from different ...

#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 French project Zigate. It is compatible with most Xiaomi Smart Home Aqara and Mijia home ...

Gateway RFLink with RobotDyn Arduino Mega 2560 Pro Mini and 3D printed case

For this new project we will go a little further and make a case by 3D printing. We will stay on the 433MHz frequency by integrating a Superheterodyne KSA6 radio receiver. It is the most used radio frequency for home automation devices in Europe. If ...

Weather station with ePaper display (Dashboard) for Jeedom on Raspberry Pi (via the JSON RPC API)

Last week, we were able to test the 2.7-inch ePaper (eInk) screen from Chinese manufacturer Waveshare. We did not go very far in the presentation. I needed some time to learn how to master the Python Imaging Library (or fork Pillow). I propose in ...

ESP32 MicroPython project with several DS18B20 probes, publish the measurements to Domoticz using the HTTP JSON API

After several articles to present the principles of MicroPython on ESP8266 and ESP32 development board, it's time to get down to business. I propose to take the Arduino reading code of several Dallas DS18B20 temperature measurement probes in ...

ESP8266 + DHT22 + MQTT: make a connected object IoT and include it in Home Assistant

ESP8266 + DHT22 + MQTT, here's how we will learn how to make our first connected object (a temperature probe) and connect it to the Home Assistant server. To realize this connected object we will need a WiFi module ESP8266, a DHT22 temperature and ...

#Hack: Sonoff 4CH Pro with firmware MQTT Tasmota, inclusion in Domoticz

In the previous article, we discovered the Sonoff 4CH Pro, a control box that allows to control by WiFi and by radio 433MHz up to 4 relays. In this new tutorial, we will see how to install the Tasmota alternative firmware developed by Theo Arends. ...

An IP66 waterproof enclosure for Sonoff Basic WiFi modules, POW, TH10, TH16, Dual, G1, G2

ITEAD Studio, which designs and manufactures products under the Sonoff brand, has launched an IP66 waterproof case to install WiFi modules in difficult environments. Indeed, like most home automation accessories, Sonoff modules are primarily ...

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