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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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Location Aware Notification Lights with Node-Red and IFTTT

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I am in the habit of going on cooking sprees while listening to music… loudly. I only share one wall with a neighbor here in the …

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Setting Up Let’s Encrypt with Node-Red & Home Assistant

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Privacy is important in the smart home, and one of the primary reasons to use Home Assistant is because it is totally under control of the …

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More Nodes for Home Automation: state-machine, actionflows, dashboard, statistics

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I’m keeping a running list of useful nodes I’ve found for home automation. Here’s a couple of more I came across recently in the Node-Red library. …

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Going Further with Home Automations in Node-Red

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In my last post about using Node-Red to make automations with Home Assistant, I showed some very simple flows for turning lights on and off. While it …

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Basic Node-Red Flows for Automating Lighting with Home Assistant

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Smart light bulbs are probably the first thing everyone getting into home automation buys. It is easy to see the applications for them – have the …

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Presence Detection Part 2: Improving Presence with Node-Red

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In my previous post about presence detection, I showed how you can combine multiple device trackers into one highly accurate Bayesian sensor. In Home Assistant, this …

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The Open Source Smart Home: Getting Started with Home Assistant & Node-Red

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Home Assistant is one of the most interesting open source projects I’ve ever come across. It interfaces with any device, platform, or service you can think …