For a while now if been annoyed with the old 1970’s surface mounted wall switches in my home. I mean they work but stylistically I didn’t like them much and I really wanted something more flush with the wall. After looking at some options I decided to go for the Sonoff TX series switches. They contain an ESP8266 which I am now a little more familiar with and should be easy to add to my growing Home Assistant setup and I really like the glass front. So I ordered a couple.
Tag: Home Automation
It’s been a while since the last update, so I really need to get this update out there before I fall into the trap of not maintaining this website for 2 years again.
Luckily I have not been sitting idle the last months and have been making good progress on my Home Assistant installation (after needing to restart 5 times due to corrupt SD cards, dammit).
Nonetheless, I now have 3 ESPEasy powered sensor boxes.
Adding the OpenTherm Gateway to Home Assistant These are the steps I took to add my own opentherm gateway to home assistant. May this example help you add yours. Assumptions: You have a working home assistant installation, you have a working MQTT broker on the same machine or enabled the embedded MQTT broker (which is […]
We left the HomeHub story running heimcontrol.js with home made plug-ins for the opentherm gateway and RFXcom. I say running but it was crashing all the time. Months passed without running anything, I couldn’t be bothered resetting the node.js application every time it decided to quit on me. Frustrated and disappointed the whole thing was pushed on the I’ll get to it when I feel like it track. In this case it took about a year to do anything else.
Light it up Since getting my epic weapons replica Frostmourne, a sword from a small indie video game called World of Warcraft, I’ve been slightly annoyed by how little the Ice Shard base lights up. I decided then, some better lighting would spice things up a bit. A trip to IKEA and some double sided […]
Continuing with pi’s So, I was waiting on the arrival of two Raspberry Pi’s. One for XBMC and one for my Home Automation efforts. By now there was a better guide for installing Domotiga on Raspberry so I used that to get started on the new system. It wasn’t as easy as I had hoped for […]
The beginning Ever since moving into my first very own home I’ve been wanting to start working with home automation. I didn’t want to buy a off-the-shelf system (where’s the fun in that?) and googled around a bit for possible setups. The first piece of software I came across was Domotiga, which seemed to support […]