Home Automation

#Guide: list of components to build an home automation RFLink 433MHz gateway (RFXCom clone)

Here is a list of components needed to build a RFLink smart home automation gateway. The RFLink Open Source project makes it possible to make a clone of the radio RFXCom 433MHz radio gateway (or other frequencies) for about $12. The RFLink gateway ...

#Guide: hardware needed to make a 100% DIY Raspberry Pi 3 home automation box

Here is a mini guide as well as a selection of hardware to get you started in the manufacture of a 100% DIY Raspberry Pi 3 home box: what model of Raspberry Pi to choose, accessories needed (SD card, 5V/3A power supply, box, UPS), which home gateway ...

Six 3D printing boxes to make a DIY surveillance camera with a Raspberry Pi Zero W

In the previous tutorial, we saw how to build his own surveillance camera using a Raspberry Pi Zero W and Node-RED without any programming. If you are lucky enough to have a 3D printer (you can equip it for less than 200 €), here is a selection of ...

#Test: unpacking the SONOFF 4CH PRO, 4 relays operated in WiFi & RF on DIN rail, test with the EWelink app

Itead, the Chinese manufacturer of SONOFF marketed the SONOFF 4CH Pro, an improved version of 4CH. You are most likely familiar with the power supplies and the connected SONOFF module. In the previous article we saw how to install the ESP Easy ...

How to Include RFLink Radio Home Automation Devices at Home Assistant (HASS)

Home Assistant integrates natively the support of radio home appliances compatible with the Open Source RFLink gateway. In the previous tutorial, we saw how to include connected objects developed using the MySensors v2 library. ...

Install Jeedom v3 from the installation script on Raspberry Pi 3 (or Linux Debian 8 PC)

Since switching to version 3 of Jeedom, the image of the SD card of the home automation server is no longer available for download. Jeedom now installs on any Linux distribution based on Debian 8 using a script (like Domoticz for ...

Include ESP8266 + DHT22 + Homie MQTT IoT in Home Assistant (HASS)

After introducing the Homie library in the two previous articles (well starting with Homie, programming principle), it is time to move on to a complete example of application. In this tutorial we will learn how to include a ...

Integrate Arduino / ESP8266 + Blynk IoT to iOS with Homebridge and HomeKit

Blynk consists of a server and an application for iOS. If you have your own Blynk private server (read this article to learn how), you can make your connected objects developed using Blynk accessible from the internet without ...

Raspberry Pi Zero W and Node-RED MQTT Surveillance Camera for Home Assistant

Since version 1.3, the Raspberry Pi Zero has a camera connector on which the 8MP camera of the Raspberry Pi can be connected by means of an adapter. Home Assistant supports many cameras. In this project, we will be ...

Project ESP8266-HomeKit, direct inclusion with iOS without Homebridge (SHA-2017)

At the WWDC 2017, Apple opened its HomeKit API to Makers and companies that want to develop non-commercial projects. HomeKit makes it possible to communicate an iPhone or an iPad with an object connected by WiFi but also from an Internet connection. ...

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