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Home Assistant (HA) is an open source home automation software designed to be the central control system in a smart home. Here I leverage it along with sensors and other software to automate several functions in my house. So far I have the following:

  • Phillips Hue Motion Sensors and Light Bulbs (remove the need for light switches)
  • MikroTik Router (uses wifi devices to detect my presence)
  • Sonoff Smart Plugs with Tasmota firmware (wifi controlled smart plugs)
  • e-ink kindle dashboards (long battery life home control interfaces)
  • Logitech Media Server & ESP32-A1S boards (allows perfectly synced audio across multiple speakers/rooms)
  • IotLink (allows control of windows machines from HA)

To learn more about how I implemented all of the above and how I use it see the posts below.

Posts under this project (5)


The Smart Home – Introduction

I was recently awarded a gift card for exemplar work at work which was amazing but it could only be spent in limited number of high street stores...

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Home Assistant Kindle Dashboard

A lot of the powerful features of having a smart home are all the tasks that can be automated but there will always be manual tasks that require...

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Kindle Dashboard Magnetic Charging Mount

After adapting the Kindle to work as a Home Assistant dashboard the next problem to solve was how to mount it and keep it charged. I’m currently in...

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Open Sourced: Alpine Kindle

My changes to alpine_kindle to make it work with older Kindles can now be found at https://github.com/thomaspreece/alpine_kindle/

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Open Sourced: Kindle Dashboard

The custom AppDaemon dashboard for controlling Home Assistant which works with Midori Browser on Kindle can now be found at https://github.com/thomaspreece/HomeAssistant_Kindle_PaperWhite_Dashboard for all those that wish to get...

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