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…

How To Run Tasmotizer On Mac Without Terminal (Download & Tutorial)

Want to run Tasmotizer on Mac without having to use the Terminal? I have a .dmg file just for you! Tasmotizer has made it much easier to flash Tasmota to your devices, however there is a caveat for Mac users. In order to use it you must have Python and use scary Terminal commands! Even…

Super Quick And Easy Home Assistant DIY Thermostat

Recently I wrote an epic post on how to design your own DIY HVAC control system, covering many different types of system in detail. This post is ideal for the enthusiast who is looking for the complete guide. However I realised that some folks might prefer a nice quick and easy tutorial for building a…

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 Create A Template In Tasmota: The Dummies Guide

It is possible to create a custom template for Tasmota for a device that does not exist in the template repository by simply taking a systematic approach to finding the correct GPIO functions. In this tutorial we will learn about Tasmota templates and how they are structured. We will also go through the process of…

Easy Home Assistant WiFi Temperature Sensor

One of the easiest ways to make a temperature sensor for Home Assistant is to connect either a DHT11 or DHT22 temperature and humidity sensor to a Wemos D1 Mini. Best of all it will only cost you around the price of a beer! If you are looking for the complete thermostat system, I have…

How To Flash ESP devices with Tasmota Using Raspberry Pi

This tutorial will cover all of the steps necessary to flash an ESP device with ESPTool using a Raspberry Pi. The device I shall be flashing is a MagicHome RGB LED controller. It is a ubiquitous design that comes in several flavours, usually branded as Arilux. However this tutorial can easily be adapted to work…