Home Assistant Shell Integration: Local & SSH Linux Control

Looking to automatically execute commands on a Raspberry Pi or Linux machine from within Home Assistant? This step-by-step guide will teach you how to send shell commands to any other machine on your network. This is a very powerful tool! If you are running Home Assistant inside a Docker container, you can also use this…

Home Assistant Person Detection (Deepstack AI Tutorial)

Smart home artificial intelligence may sound like something from the future, even in 2020. However the future is here and person, object and facial detection are easily accessible to the Home Assistant platform! In this tutorial we will walk through the process of setting up the Deepstack artificial intelligence platform, in order to detect the…

Help! Home Assistant Won’t Restart! (7 Possible Solutions)

Are you trying to access your Home Assistant user interface but no matter how long you wait, your browser just keeps you hanging on the error screen? Don’t worry help is on hand! Everyone who has become proficient in Home Assistant configuration has been in this position and I know how frustrating and worrying it…

Home Assistant Face Recognition (Facebox Step-by-step Guide)

Did you know that Home Assistant can give your doorbell super powers? Proximity sensors are so last season! Get your doorbell to recognise the person at the door and send you a notification telling you who is there. Or what about presence detection using your existing security cameras?! With the Facebox integration you can give…

Home Assistant Telegram Bot Example (Tutorial With Pictures)

Are you the type of person who would love to have a butler or servant to do all of your bidding? Sure you can turn your lights on in the Home Assistant user interface, but it is far more fulfilling when you demand that your very own ServantBot-3000 does it for you! Then once you…

Super-Tiny Wemos D1 Mini Web Server (Step-by-Step Tutorial)

You may already know that the ubiquitous ESP8266 is designed to connect to WiFi, but did you know it can also act as a web server? In this tutorial we will turn a Wemos D1 Mini into a very tiny web server using just 17 lines of code. I have read a few very good…

Easily Update ESP8266 Devices OTA With The Arduino IDE

ESP8266 WiFi devices can be conveniently flashed over the air (OTA) using the Arduino IDE. All that is required is a little additional code in the sketch in order to make the WiFi serial port appear in the Arduino IDE. This is very handy if you wish to install a device such as the Wemos…

Arduino To IFTTT Using Webhooks (Step-by-step Tutorial)

As the IFTTTWebhooks Arduino library is now deprecated and no longer works, I thought I would make my own solution. After several hours of research I have put together a simple yet powerful solution to send webhooks to IFTTT from Arduino. If you are pretty competent with Arduino you might just want to head on…

Add Wemos D1 Mini To Arduino IDE And Connect To WiFi

The Wemos D1 Mini is a must-have for any maker due to its versatility and low cost. You can make a WiFi temperature sensor for your smart home for the cost of a beer! If you are completely new to the Wemos D1 Mini, you might want to first check out the dummies guide. If…