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Quick Tip: Controlling Colour of Groups of Philips Hue Lights in Home Assistant

Just a quick little tip for anybody using Philips Hue and Home Assistant– I noticed this while working on a component that I’m hoping to release in the…

Philips Hue and Tasker – Use your lights as a notification for Text Messages

A couple years ago, back when I first bought my Philips Hue lights, I posted this video of me using my lights as a notification for incoming text…

Pizza

My house automatically orders pizza for me – Dominos Pizza automation using Home Assistant

Note: If you were linked here to see my telegram keyboard/callback implementation, I’ve got a more complete example here A good automation takes an action that you regularly…

Mi Flora + Home Assistant = Twitter enabled plants

Using the Xiaomi Mi Flora and Home Assistant for Twitter enabled plants

I have a confession. I am a murderer. So many unsuspecting house plants have fallen victim to my black thumb. Luckily, I have changed my ways, thanks in…

Rasperry Pi Jukebox

Raspberry Pi Jukebox

Since my fiancee, Jess, and I are getting hitched in a few months, we’ve obviously been in the midst of wedding planning (prior to starting work on this…

Insteon 2-Wire Dimmer

Insteon SwitchLinc 2-wire Dimmer Review

I’ve got an old house with old electrical, and when it comes to smart lighting, the lack of common/neutral wire is a bit limiting. Luckily, Insteon makes these…