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How to create a simple MQTT switch in Home Assistant

How to create a simple MQTT switch in Home Assistant

When you're using Home Assistant for your home automation and you've got a few MQTT devices you might want to create simple switches for your devices. However, if you're like me, this simple task turned out to be a very tough task. In this post we're going to create a visual toggle for your MQTT devices.

Posted on: February 9th, 2022
MQTT Discovery with a NodeMCU and Home Assistant

MQTT Discovery with a NodeMCU and Home Assistant

MQTT Discovery is a wonderful feature of Home Assistant which helps you connect new MQTT devices to your smart home with ease. MQTT Discovery saves me a lot of time when I connect new NodeMCU powered devices to my smart home and let's me spend more time enjoying the device and less time configuring it.

Posted on: February 2nd, 2022
How to set a static IP address on a Raspberry Pi

How to set a static IP address on a Raspberry Pi

Setting a static IP on a Raspberry Pi has a lot of benefits and is actually quite easy. In this post, I'll take you through 3 steps to get this working on your credit card-sized computer.

Posted on: January 26th, 2022
What is the difference between an Arduino/ESP and a Raspberry Pi?

What is the difference between an Arduino/ESP and a Raspberry Pi?

You can use Raspberry Pi's and an Arduino/ESP8266/ESP32 for a wide variety of different home automation projects, but do you know the difference between an Arduino and a Raspberry Pi? Let's find what the biggest differences are and which one you should use!

Posted on: December 16th, 2021
How to start your home automation journey

How to start your home automation journey

Every journey needs a first step, so what is the first step you should take when you're getting into home automation? In this guide, we're going to look at a few first steps you can take to get your home automation journey started.

Posted on: November 26th, 2021