The Dummies Guide To The Wemos D1 Mini

The Wemos D1 Mini is like a tiny Arduino with WiFi capability, in other words it is a superb little board that everyone should be using! The official boards are produced by Lolin who are seemingly based in China, or at least their official store can be found over on Aliexpress. The D1 Mini is…

InfluxDB & Grafana Setup (In Just One Pi Terminal Command!)

The installation of InfluxDB and Grafana on Raspberry Pi can be quite the marathon of Terminal commands. There are various tutorials that explain this process but for this tutorial I have made it possible with just a single terminal command. How is this possible? It is possible to install InfluxDB and Grafana using the easy…

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!…

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…