Tag: homeassistant

  • Home Assistant: Zigbee routers

    Home Assistant: Zigbee routers

    In my Home Assistant quest and simplifying (not sure if that’s actually happening) and getting more control (aka less reliant on the cloud and 3rd parties) I’ve been playing with Zigbee. Zigbee is quite cool because it’s a mesh network. As I used it before with my Philips Hue bulbs, I was eager to expand…

  • Home Assistant: Getting rid of Philips Hue bridge

    Home Assistant: Getting rid of Philips Hue bridge

    In my Home Assistant quest and simplifying (not sure if that’s actually happening) and getting more control (aka less reliant on the cloud and 3rd parties) I’ve been playing with Zigbee. Zigbee is quite cool because it’s a mesh network. As I used it before with my Philips Hue bulbs, I was eager to expand…

  • Home Assistant: Assign entities to areas

    Home Assistant: Assign entities to areas

    I’ve finally started working with Home Assistant and while the learning curve has been steep, it’s been fun. I’m going to post some random notes (mostly for myself) on things I discovered, and I need to keep in mind. For example, I have set up an ESP32-c3 Bluetooth Proxy for a Mi ble thermometer. I’ve…

  • Home Assistant: ESP32-C3 Bluetooth proxy

    Home Assistant: ESP32-C3 Bluetooth proxy

    I have set up an ESP32-c3 Bluetooth Proxy for a Mi ble thermometer (and I have a few other BLE sensors that I haven’t managed to set up yet). The proxy config can be found here. Be sure to modify the variables to match whatever you want to do. I’m using static IPs because auto…

  • Ikea Tradfri with Philips Hue

    Ikea Tradfri with Philips Hue

    Recently visited Ikea and had to get a Christmas star-light like I used to have during my childhood. Most of my (non-track) light at home is smart using either a TP-Link Kasa smartplug or Philips Hue (and I want to avoid adding more brands, more apps, and more shit). However, Philips Hue is quite $$$…