ESPHome vs Tasmota (And How To Switch Between Them)

Trying to decide whether Tasmota or ESPHome is the right firmware for your smart home application? Or perhaps you are using one and want to try the other? In which case this article is just for you! Both Tasmota and ESPHome are valuable tools for the smart home enthusiast with the same end result. However…

Flashing Tasmota: 6 Great Methods (And ONE Exclusive Bonus!)

So you want to know how to flash Tasmota quickly and easily? Introducing the only post you will ever need! In this article you will find 6 great ways to flash Tasmota, plus one additional and exclusive tool for Mac users! (Don’t worry Windows users, this tool is available for you too!) Whether you are…

How To Use Tuya Convert On Raspberry Pi (Step-by-step Guide)

Looking to flash Tasmota, ESPHome or some other firmware on your Tuya device but not quite sure how to use it? This guide will explain the steps to easily remove your device from the cloud! Tuya Convert is written for Linux systems so you can of course run it on Linux systems such as Ubuntu.…

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…

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…

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…

How To Make A Lamp Smart: Part 2, The Practical

In order to make a standard lamp in to a smart lamp, it must be connected to some kind of controller. Usually this will be a wireless device that connects to a smart home hub, app or software. Once connected, the on/off, brightness and colour functions of the lamp can be controlled by an external…