Configure Sony Bravia In Home Assistant (Easy Step-by-Step)

If you are like me and have chosen a beautiful Sony Bravia centerpiece for your living room wall, no doubt you will want to get it integrated in Home Assistant. Almost all Bravia TV’s post 2013 support Home Assistant integration and this in this tutorial we will walk through the processes of setting up the…

How To Integrate Devices In Home Assistant Using Ping

Home Assistant offers a binary sensor integration that allows a ping to be sent to any device on your network. This provides us with a really great way to monitor the presence of a particular device on our network. The most obvious way we could use this integration is to sense if a person is…

How Many LEDs Can An Arduino Control?

An Arduino can theoretically control as many LEDs as you require for your design, only limited by the power supply current available. However if you want to control more LEDs than there are digital pins on your Arduino board, you will need to use some additional hardware. In this tutorial we will investigate the advantages…

Home Assistant Automation Tutorial For Dummies

If you a new to Home Assistant it can be quite difficult to overcome the initial learning curve, however once you get to grips with the basics it is really quite simple, whilst being a very powerful tool. The Home Assistant developers have been making it progressively easier and more user friendly, however at the…

The Ultimate Home Assistant DIY Thermostat Guide For Single Or Multiple Zone Heating

Why spends hundreds on a smart thermostat when Home Assistant has the power to control all of the necessary hardware and it’s absolutely free?! I agree that the Google Nest looks beautiful but if you really want to wow your friends, why not mount a tablet to the wall and make an awesome looking dashboard!…

How To Flash Sonoff Tasmota With An Arduino Uno And ESPTool

So you need to flash Tasmota on to your device but your dog ate your FTDI adapter? There are many different ways that we can flash Tasmota to our device, the reason being the very simple serial interface required to flash the ESP device. If you have a Raspberry Pi lying around then you might…

How To Simulate A Sunrise With Home Assistant

It is possible to simulate a sunrise in Home Assistant using a simple script and smart bulb. We can trigger this script at any time so that a beautiful sunrise effect can be enjoyed at any time, even if it is still dark outside. In this tutorial we will create a simple script to simulate…