Home Automation

How to include MySensors v2 IoT objects in Home Assistant (HASS)

Connected objects developed using the MySensors library are very well supported by Home Assistant. In this tutorial, we will see how to integrate MySensors projects developed using version 2.x of the library. You can connect ...

#Test: installing and Including the Xiaomi Smart Home Kit on Home Assistant (HASS)

The Xiaomi Smart Home kit is very well supported by the Open Source Home Assistant home automation server. This very economical kit is very well adapted to begin in home automation. In this tutorial, we will configure step ...

Soma Smart Shades, Wazombi Labs Solar Connected Curtain Motorization

Smart Shades by Wazombi Labs is a small box that allows motorizing a window blind. Wazombin Labs is a small Estonian service company. It specializes in circuit design, embedded software, development of mobile applications (iOS and Android) and ...

Apple opens HomeKit to Makers and non commercial enterprise projects

To use Arduino-based connected objects or an open source home server on iOS, you had to use the open source Homebridge project that was presented several times. On the occasion of the WWD 2017 (developer conference), Apple announced the opening of ...

Install Home Assistant (HASS) on an Orange Pi running under Armbian

Home Assistant is a home automation server fully developed in the Python language, so it is possible to install it on an Orange Pi. For this tutorial, I used an Orange Pi+ 2e equipped with 16GB of memory eMMC working Armbian. ...

ZiGate, Zigbee home automation gateway ZHA and ALL compatible Xiaomi Mi Home, Philips Hue, Osram Lightify

Frédéric Dubois of the domotic blog faire-ca-soi-meme.fr is launching today in a project of ZigBee universal USB gateway named ZiGate. Frédéric launches his project in the form of a KickStart project. The project already financed at 30% ends on 6 ...

#Test : unpacking and configuring the Xiaomi Smart Home 6 in 1 Kit with the Mi Home app (iOS or Android)

The Xiaomi Smart Home kit is a widely used DIY home automation system. Xiaomi designs high-quality home automation products at a very reasonable price. In the next tutorials, we will see how to integrate the connected Xiaomi devices on a home ...

#Test: unpacking the Panoramic Camera Xiaomi Mijia 1080p 360 °

Today I propose you to discover the camera connected panoramic Xiaomi Mijia 1080p capable of filming 360 degrees. Only available in China at the moment, it is however possible to obtain it directly in China for about €80. It runs entirely from the ...

Integrate Blynk IoT connected objects to iOS with Homebridge (HomeKit)

Blynk consists of a server and an application for iOS. If you have your own Blynk private server (follow this article to learn how to do on Raspberry Pi), you can make your connected objects developed using Blynk from the internet ...

ESP Easy: flash the firmware with esptool.py on ESP8266 (GitHub)

ESP Easy is very easy to flash on Windows using the installation utility contained in the project repository. If you are a Linux user (PC, Raspberry Pi, Orange PI ...) or macOS, it will be necessary to use esptool.py already presented ...

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