Dusun: IOT Home-Assistant Gateway – Unbox, Set up & Review

Dusun: IOT Home-Assistant Gateway - Unbox, Set up & Review

In this post, I am going to review the Dusun Smart Gateway, from the initial unboxing to set up and my final thoughts. TL:DR – lot’s of potential, but only in the hands of someone with some serious Linux-Fu! So towards the end of last …

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Violet SmartSwitch Lite: Home-Assistant & Node-red Integration

Integrating a Violet Smart Switch into Node-red and Home-Assistant

So a couple of days ago, Ryan from Violet reached out to me to let me know that the main feature that I was waiting for on their smart switch had been released and was out in the wild. It was now possible to integrate …

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Home Server: Installing Docker, Portainer & Home-Assistant on Proxmox

Home Server: Installing Docker, Portainer & Home-Assistant on Proxmox

So recently I’ve been looking to find a small low powered machine that I could use as a small media server. I’m currently abroad so I was looking for a light weight machine that I could move around quite easily, but would also be sufficiently …

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The SwitchBot Bot: Create your own Streamlight

The Switchbot Bot: Create your own Streamlight

SwitchBot were kind enough to send me a pack of SwitchBot Bots and their SwitchBot hub mini for me to have a play with and to see if I could do something cool with them. I’ve included some links to various products in the blog. …

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Using NFC Tags to create automations in Home-Assistant & Node-red

Using NFC Tags to create automations in both Home-Assistant & Node-red

So this was something I’d been looking at doing for a long time. A while back I bought a load of NFC tags on Amazon for use in some projects around the house. Up until now, I’d struggled to see the use case for many …

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The Holy Grail Of Networking: Tailscale

The Holy Grail Of Networking: Tailscale

It’s been a long time since I’ve been impressed this much with a piece of software. I love this software almost as much as I love Node-red. I’ve wanted the ability to have different machines in different locations all connected in a way that I …

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Reolink: First impressions, Setup & Home-Assistant Integration

Reolink: First impressions, Setup & Home-Assistant Integration

So my cameras finally arrived from the far east, and I was anxious to get them up and running. I posted previously (here) what I was looking for in a camera and my reasons for ordering etc. I decided to order three different Reolink variants, …

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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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