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Automating Dumb Devices with Node-Red and Home Assistant

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Here in coastal California, air conditioning is extremely uncommon. So during a recent heat wave, I got desperate and went down to the big box store …

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The Cheapest WiFi Smart Switch: Flashing the Sonoff Basic

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Setting up a smart home can be a costly affair, if every device needed an expensive proprietary smart switch you would spend quite a bit of …

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Home Assistant: Making My Plants Talk with IoT Sensors and a Python Script

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Living in an urban city without a garden, I have been exercising my green thumb by accumulating more and more houseplants. I have them tucked away …