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Monday, 31 August 2020
Give your home a personality and have some fun too!!!
It's all very well having your home automated but, what if you're not near a control panel or your phone is over there!!! That's when you need voice control...
Being able to tell your home what you want AND have it talk back to you was a dream some years ago. Now you can DIY it yourself - for the cost of a 'Smart' Speaker
This series of tutorials will show you how to get voice control and feedback using more open-source software and plug-ins. There's no complicated setups, no extra sign-ups or subscriptions...
- (unless you want to subscribe to our YouTube channel - thnx)
First: Getting Alexa and Home Assistant connected
Next: Controlling your Home Assistant Devices
Now the fun part: - Advanced TTS (Text to Speech)
Taking it even further: The power of TTS in Node-Red
More than one Alexa ?
Sunday, 30 August 2020
Here's a brief demo of my latest endeavour - Making a standard Humidifier 'Smart'
At this point the original rotary switch is disconnected. However, in the next update / phase of this project I will add that back in - as well as some indicator lighting.
There is also plans to change the on-board Light for something a li'more... well, RGB!!!
Thursday, 16 July 2020
The main topic of this Live Stream is 'Ultimate Fan Project'
- 3 Fan Speeds
- 3 Indicator LEDs
- 3 Speed Selector Buttons
Wednesday, 1 July 2020
Just a quick update for a DIY ESPHome Thermostat...
Once all the kinks are worked out a step-by-step tutorial will be made and the full code will be released.
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Friday, 14 February 2020
Over the last year we have been working and testing some home automation products. Now we've settled on the open source software - "Home Assistant", it's time begin putting back to the community.
You may have seen previous post, where we discussed building an LED indicator/display in the IR remote receiver for a Media Centre PC.
We've recently started adding tutorial videos to our YouTube Channel and have a Playlist for our Home Assistant; Programming, Device and Gadget builds.
With accompany code and other information on our GitHub Page we hope to become a helpful resource for beginner to advanced users for this FREE software.
So, please Subscribe and tell everyone about us! LOL
More to come soon, stay tuned.