Thanks to the amazing developers at Home Assistant using switchbot local control with bluetooth is much easier than making use of the cloud API, win win. The Home Assistant team have recently published a list of known working and tested bluetooth adapters, they also suggest using a USB extension lead to move it away from […]
Although I love to read about new home automation tech I don’t tend to change the kit that I have at home very often so here is a brief list of what I use to power my smart home. I aim to write about each of these items in more detail in the future. Spoiler, […]
We have all seen the headline news with the rising cost of energy and the need for sustainable living. We cant all afford to get renewable energy like solar panels bolted to our roof so I have taken a few steps to manage the energy my home needs to tick over and save some money along the way.
Many home automations make up our home control system so I thought I would share the ones that I like the most. All of the automations in this list are setup using Node-Red and Home Assistant. Temperature triggered curtains We have been enduring 2 record breaking heat waves in the UK recently and we seem […]
The Eufy RoboVac 11 is the cheapest robotic hoover of the Eufy range and also one of the cheapest out there overall but it still manages to outperform our regular hoover. The hoover will go around the floor to do its thing and then return to its dock when its done or running out of […]