Exposing Xiaomi Aqara Sensors to Google Home & Alexa

Exposing Xiaomi Aqara Sensors to Google Home & Alexa

In this tutorial, I thought I’d show you how simple it is to utilise the Aqara sensors and link them directly to Google Home and Alexa. I will be building on top of some tutorials I’ve already published, so I’ll skip through some of the …

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Control your Smarthome using Keyboard shortcuts with Home-Assistant & Node-red

Control your Smarthome using Keyboard and Mouse shortcuts with Home-Assistant and Node-red.

Now I’m always interested in increasing the ways that I can interact with my smarthome. If we’re speaking about Home-Assistant (and Nodered), I think I can classify my current ways of controlling elements of the home as follows: Online i.e. web browser / official HA …

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Basics: Connecting Home-Assistant to Node-red

Connecting Home-Assistant to Node-red

Quick and easy one today. There are several different ways of installing and running both Home-Assistant and Node-red. I have one instance of Home-Assistant Supervised (formerly Hassio) on an Intel Nuc. As it’s supervised, it has all the add-ons baked into it, and launching Node-red …

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Monitoring your Youtube Channel with Home-Assistant & Node-Red

Monitoring your Youtube Channel with Home-Assistant & Node-Red

For those of you with Youtube channels it’s natural to want to know how you’re getting on to be able to check up on statistics like subscribers and total numbers of viewers etc. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how you can scrape …

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Unraid 6.9.1 : My Servers plugin – Fixing the DNS rebind issue and access over OpenVPN / Wireguard

Unraid 6.9.1 : My Servers plugin – fixing DNS rebind issue as well as fixing access over OpenVPN / Wireguard

As the title suggests, I wanted to explore some of the features of the new myservers plugin. My Unraid server had been online for the best part of 9months and was running 6.8.X. In order to play with this new plugin, I needed to update …

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Using Signal Messenger with Home-Assistant and Node-red: Initial Configuration, Testing and Feedback

So recently with all the noise about Whatsapp changing its privacy policy and the drive to find an alternative messenger, I began to play around more with Signal. Having already successfully set up Telegram for use with Home-Assistant and Nodered, I decided to see if …

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Hardware Review: 15.6″ USB-C Portable Monitor. My Phone Just Became a Media Server!

Hardware Review: 15.6" USB-C Portable Monitor. My Phone Just Became a Media Server!

Have you noticed how many messenger apps there are in the wild right now? Every month there seems to be something new that people want to use to communicate with. As of now on my desktop, I have skype, whatsapp, telegram, and discord open. I …

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WLED: My First Experience Setting up an LED Controllor Using the QuinLED-Dig-Quad

WLED: My First Experience Setting up an LED Controllor Using the QuinLED-Dig-Quad

Over the festive period, it seems like my online feeds were full to the brim with festive/holiday/celebration lighting projects. I must confess, aside from some addressable RGB stuff I had on my pc build, I hadn’t really played with it. I felt like I was …

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Solving your 502 Gateway Error with the Node-Red add-on for Home-Assistant Supervised (Hassio)

Solving your 502 Gateway Error with the Node-Red add-on for Home-Assistant Supervised (Hassio)

Really quick post. As a result of my 3 part Beginner’s guide to Node-red tutorials, some have reached out to tell me that they’ve been unable to run Node-red successfully. They have installed the add-on from the “Home Assistant Community Add-ons” section which can be …

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